In an ideal world, I will always have two projects on my needles. The first is what I call desk knitting and the second is what I call couch knitting. Desk knitting projects are the sort of project that you really need to focus on. I usually work on them at my desk so I can keep multiple balls of yarn in order or so I can have my charts open in front of me on my computer. My beanie is that kind of project for the most part. The solid strips give me breaks to read or chat with people while I knit, but the color work requires me to look at my knitting and the charts most of the time, which means I need to have another project on the go for all of those times that I want to knit but can’t give knitting my undivided attention.
Which brings me to couch knitting! Couch knitting projects are the projects that are perfect for working on while sitting on the couch in front of a movie. Currently I’m knitting a belated Christmas present for my sister, and it’s the perfect project for hanging out with my friends and watching movies. It’s a big cowl knit with Kenzie held double. I did a simple twisted rib stitch pattern, and although sometimes I get bored with it, it’s so nice to have it around for when I want to knit, but I don’t want to think. Since I started designing full time, it’s pretty rare that I find myself with my ideal pair of WIPs, but it’s really nice for now.