Anyhoo... rant over on that annnnnnnnd onto knitting.
I am making good progress on Croissant despite having to utilize one of my life lines this week. I had to rip out 8 rows. It didn't sound like such a big deal until I realized it was over 1500 stitches. ARRGGG!
I know you have spent sleepless nights wondering what I decided to do about the unexpected pink and blue colour changes in my Noro.
Well, I decided to go for it and keep then in.
It started off well, I though the rosy pink was tempered well by the tan of the alpaca. Suddenly, I hit a patch that looked like I was knitting with yarn that had been dyed with Pepto Bismal. The photos below do not do it justice - trust me it was pretty full on pink bubblegum.
Still, I tried to accept it as part of the process but I just could not live with the one row of bubble gum pink through the middle of my lovely neutral shawl. In the end, I cut out the worst of the bright pink and kept the rest. I think the bits of rose and purply-blue add some interest and they will show up 1 or 2 more times by the end. (Another sign that this was meant to be, was that I went to the sister store here in Calgary of the shop where I bought my Noro in Vancouver last September. Not only did they have another skein of the same Noro colourway, it was the same dyelot! So, I will not run short.)
Sorry about the lifeline in the photos, it certainly doesn't help with trying to get perspective on the colours.
Meanwhile, I have started another project I'm calling Cables in Stormy Clouds (I'm getting quite artistic with these names, no?). Perhaps not the most intuitive name for a wee baby vest but it's my party, so...
My cousin in Wales had a darling little boy last week. I had so much fun with A Cute Hoot owl vest that I decided to make another vest for this wee lad. This time it's Pembroke Vest (rav link). I'm about a third through the back and having a great time with it because I really love cables : )
I will leave you with a an extraneous photo of myself with my darling Doodlebug at brunch on Sunday.
Aw heck, here's one more of her in her gorgeous Marks & Spencer dress sent from my family in Wales.
|Just cause : )|
I also hope you have a little time to click on over to Tami's blog to check out more WIP's