Sorry to have missed y’all last week-
I was away in Florida- where hisbiscuses (hibisci?) are blooming
and cranes are chillin’ on golf courses, looking for handouts
The hardest part of packing for a trip, of course, is the knitting.
Since I was going to be gone for almost a week, I figured I better take more than one project.
The first I finished up shortly after arrival
because these hats kind of just fall off the needles anymore 😉
The light gray is angora- it’s going to be really toasty!
And then once I’d settled in, I cast on for a more substantial garment- another shawl collared vest.
The color scheme for this one is a little more adventurous than the original though- blended singles against natural cream (Esther) starting with a blue-based multi, transitioning through pinks and reds to arrive at orange.
So I’d gotten the cast on done, placed markers for the side panels and the front steek, and established the circle motif.
It was all going swimmingly, and I was about an inch and a half in by Friday morning when I realized that something was very wrong.
I had apparently not been careful enough when joining to work in the round, and was knitting a twisted sweater.
If this had been plain old stockinette stitch or some such thing I might have just ripped it out and started over.
But I hate ripping out.
Especially stranded colorwork.
But then it occurred to me- this is going to get steeked in the end- soooooooo
I just did a little partial pre-steek
Cut, Flip and Carry On.
And any evidence of this rookie mistake will be hidden in the front edge facings.
Pretty sneaky, eh?