Hello and hi and so glad to see you! I am finally beginning to feel like myself again. The wonders of antibiotics. And, I have some knitting to show you.
It is my first Wingspan. I have been idly thinking of making one of these for a while now. It hits so many of my sweet spots- garter stitch, interesting shaping, not a major commitment. What with one thing and another I had just never done it.
A couple of days after Christmas I found myself at The Yarn Spot without any knitting. I had my knitting bag but there was no actual knitting. However, being at a yarn store without knitting is not a problem. So I wafted around until I spied their Wingspan store model. A happy few minutes of playing later I was casting on for a Wingspan. Even though the yarn I chose, Liberty Wool Light, is a little heavier than the yarn the pattern was written for I followed the pattern as written. And I love the results! The color changes are slow enough that the short row wedges really shine through. And, as luck would have it, the finishing rows across the curved edge are the dark green, which I like enough to forcibly reproduce next time.
I knit this in about a week of faithful knitting. My brain wasn’t up to anything else much–first a cold and then tonsilitis and an ear infection rendered me mushy. The Wingspan was perfect because it required very little thinking but kept my interest. Perfect for catching up on Wallander. Why didn’t I know about him before? I love Kenneth Brannagh in all his emoting glory.
By the way did you catch that? Next time? For there is a next time. I have already cast on for a second Wingspan–
Edited to add: Apologies for the repeating the story of the Wingspan’s conception. I am still foggier than I thought. 🙂