Many knitters will be familiar with feeling like they didn’t mean to cast on another project, and that it ‘just sort of happened’. This problem can lead to yet another beautiful Work In Progress foisted upon them by powers outside of their control, commanded by the greater forces of nature and chance.
This must have been what happened when I accidentally went and won an amazing skein of yarn in the Yarnscape giveaway.
The fact that Mr Awesome immediately reached for the Jumbo Ball Winder (for winding jumbo balls) wasn’t something which I had foreseen. That fact that I tripped at that exact point, with the yarn falling in a graceful loop over the swift of need, was completely out of my control.
I’m not quite sure what happened after that. I must have passed out, because when I awoke, this was on the needles:
Honestly, I don’t know how it happened. There was a pad of paper beside me with many calculations for working out the stitch pattern and zig-zag garter stitch border, and what looks like a hand drawn lace chart, but it was definitely cast on accidentally.
However, now that it appears to have been started, it would be rude not to continue, so I guess I am bound to keep on knitting this wonderful pattern with this wonderful hand dyed BFL/Silk blend yarn. Yes, I know. Oh woe is me.
Note: This pattern is already written up in chart form, but I may publish this one with a written version of the instructions as well, for those that are chart-averse. I’m wondering what the proportion of people who prefer written patterns to chart (specifically for lace knitting) is? If you have a moment, please take a moment to vote in the poll below, or leave a comment suggesting the reasons for your preference (if any). Many thanks!