Ideas for shawls and wraps continue to bubble in the background, but at the moment I'm focusing on a handful of active WIPs.
Translation: Several new afghans are in the works. (Yes, several.)
As you can see, each one is at a slightly different stage of development from new WIP to fresh FO.
- Simple reversible stitches
- Bulky weight yarn or the multi-strand equivalent
- Compact components that are quick to knit
- Fast, easy and nearly foolproof seams
Reading that short list reminds me that as knitters, we all have our obsessions.
For some of us, it's intricate lace shawls worked in the finest yarn and needles. For others, it's socks or hats worked in interesting textures and bright yarn. For still others, it's complex cables and expertly fitted cardigans.
For many of us, it's afghans, which in my world immediately equates to modules. In addition to its inherent versatility, the modular approach offers the payoffs I crave right now:
- Maximize the stash
- Optimize the recent infusion of fresh fiber
- Decompress at day's end with a simple, soothing knit
- Relish a series of motivating mini-FOs as each component is completed
- Produce something bright and bold or pretty and practical
Multitasking modules. For me, it's a combination impossible to resist.