Clipping along

The hat is done.  And with any luck at all, the cold that kept things quiet around here for the last few days is done too.

Now clearly this needs to be blocked, but I’m rather pleased with it.  And, in a stunning fit of uncharacteristic forethought, I actually took really good notes while I knit it.  The pattern is already written and off with testers.  All that means there’s a pretty darn good chance it will be March’s pattern!

 

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Damn damn damn

Do you see what I see?

Right there?  Middle row of Vs?  Just to the left of center?  See how two of them aren’t twisted at the top.  Yeah.  Yeah that’s no good at all.  That has to be fixed.  But there’s no chance I’m ripping all that back.

So instead? Instead I’m doing knitting surgery.

Gather your courage, drop the offending stitch down, get back to where the problem is, and work it back up (being very very careful not to mess up the stranding at the top…trust me on this one).

Once it’s back up, you can’t tell there was ever a problem.

Totally worth it, and totally faster than ripping and reknitting all that fabric.  Oh and by the way, still madly in love with this hat.

 

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Go away I’m knitting

I’m having a hard time putting this down.  It’s so pretty (and so ridiculously fun to do) that all I want to do is work on it.

Alas, I’m supposed to do things like sleep and ship boxes and feed myself and finish up the next book and possibly do a bit of laundry from time to time.

But wow this is all I want to do…

 

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Next

So I feel like I’m having a ‘colors without colorwork’ sort of phase.  There’s the green and gray wavy set I just finished, and the stripey pink and purple business I just put up for testing, and of course there’s Pelagic.  But I didn’t feel quite done.

So then there was this.

Which turned into this.

Which then turned into this.

Yarn is Madeline Tosh, Merino DK in Flashdance (purple) and Vintage in Smokestack (gray), and I’m expecting great things!

 

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