Well, I can’t very well start a pair of socks, what with the Pride Sock KAL starting next Monday. I can’t knit on a sweater outside without getting incredibly hot. There was only one thing to do.
Grab a skein of lace weight from the stash (it helps if you find a nice Romeldale Suri Alpac blend). CO some stitches stitches. K2, YO, K to 2 stitches before end of row, YO, K2. On the other side K2, K1 TBL, knit to next YO, K1 TBL, K2. Repeat those two rows. Congratulations! You are knitting a triangle.
Now, as I was winding this yarn there was an incident.
The incident led me to throw away my swift and about 50 g of yarn. Great news: I have a new swift coming (thanks to Karen for the tip about American made swifts sold at the Loopy Ewe).
Because of the incident, I don’t know if I’ll have enough yarn for a triangle shawl. If I don’t, when I realize I’m going to be short I’ll start knitting in the round and make it a shawl cowl thingy. Either way it will be fine.
I expect this shawl and/or cowl to be on the needles for years as it is already boring to knit. It will, however, be a great mindless piece to keep around for interesting television, good conversations, or hanging out with my Woolies (we get so chatty I forget to pay attention to my knitting).