Freedom from Foxes

Lately, I’ve been working on this pattern from Ravelry titled “Fox Paws”.


It is loaded with techniques I’ve never done before, even though I’ve been knitting since I was four. I’m not sure if I am just a bit scatterbrained right now, or if this is just a stinker of a pattern. Maybe a little of both!!! What I am sure of is that I needed to do something more relaxing for a few minutes if I’m ever going to finish Fox Paws!!


So, I went to the big ol’ stash closet and opened a drawer. It was loaded with yarns of every texture in luscious mauvey shades. Skimming the top of a few bags waiting to be put away, I scored some turquoisey greens and a tiny bit of orange/rose laceweight silk mohair. Can these colors play nicely together? We shall see!


Anytime I want to relax and knit, I try to scrap the pattern and just take off in some general direction. I had just found Jane Thornley on Ravelry, and she had some “freeform patterns”. Now, to me that is an oxymoron, but I was intrigued. So I began with her “pattern”. I think for anyone who hasn’t tried Freeform, these patterns may be a great start, but after the first ten inches, I was changing stuff.


At this point, I am knitting from both ends on two different needle sizes. The ideas are coming so fast that I can’t wait to finish this sweater so I can get back to doing things my way. I was definitely right about this being a good way to relax, though! Maybe we need  to have a group for people who want to be free!!



7 Responses to Freedom from Foxes

  1. Marlene Harris October 25, 2020 at 11:26 am #

    Where can I get the pattern for this beautiful shawl?

  2. waltraud böckelmann February 7, 2021 at 9:53 am #

    hallo, habe soeben diesen Schal entdeckt und bin begeistert. Daher jetzt meine Frage, welche Garne wurden verwendet. Würde mich über eine sehr Antwort freuen.
    Liebe Grüße

  3. waltraud böckelmann February 7, 2021 at 3:11 pm #

    Hallo, vielen lieben Dank für ihre schnelle Antwort. Freue mich schon diesen Schal zu stricken.
    Noch eine schöne Woche.

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