September 25th, 2014

The Librarian

Knitting progress

Got new long cables in the mail a couple of weeks ago and finally got this poor scrunched up thing threaded on one of them last night ... so now I can actually see what I'm doing again (scrunched is okay to knit but hazardous in a complex pattern like this in that not being able to spread out your work to look at it as a whole occasionally means mistakes can hide until you're 50 rows past them ... undoing that much labour HURTS). wasn't too sure about this colourway when I started ... it's way outside of my usual zone but it's been growing on me and I quite like it now. I confess I originally bought it for the name: "Squid Snackin' Barbie (Hastily Recalled Edition)" (we have weird daylight today ... all the older photos here are more colourtrue than this one)

Wow! Just flipped the page on the pattern to see how many more rows I have left and I'm actually nearing the finish line! 106 rows completed, row 113 is the bind-off!