Olympic training continues. In fact, I believe I have acheived a perfect swatch. It makes me very glad that I decided to rethink and redesign a sweater for this yarn. My challenge is not only to finish knitting it, but to create a sweater that I’ll love, and — here’s a concept — maybe even wear.
Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Color 113, Wildflowers
Needles: US 8 (5mm)
Stockinette, with seed stitch borders
Looks like 4.65 stitches to the inch!
Does your monitor express the lovely similarities between the sunrise and the swatch? Mine does.
Knitting, thinking about knitting, and reading about knitting has kept me from going insane this week. Pulling book returns is mentally and physically draining, and it took me almost all week to figure out why I’ve been coming home so tired. It’s almost done, though. That is, until next month.
I finished the little Kimono Angora scarf in just a few days. I like the way the colors arranged themselves across the surface (pardon the dim photo — right after the sunrise, the clouds thickened). It’s really soft and light, too.
Yarn: Louisa Harding Kimono Angora, color number 1
Pattern: My own, with picot cast-on and -off, garter edges, and K2P2 ribbing
Needles: US 8 (5mm) for edges, 7 (4.5mm) for ribbing
And since I promised a little complaining: I’d like to be able to say that I’ve devoted half of my knitting time to the Jaywalkers, but I can’t. I’d rather knit just about anything else. It’s not the pattern — it’s well-written, not complicated, and I know it works. I’m just not enjoying it, and my sock shows it. It’s lumpy and misshapen and forlorn. Is it just me?