No, I do not have a gray hat problem

I mean perhaps I have a propensity for them…but I wouldn’t call that a problem.

I mean how can something that lovely be a problem.  A fascination maybe, but not a problem.

Though the inside bit is unreasonably distracting…especially once you realize you can just slip the orange stitches off the needle and tug and they’ll unravel separately.  I mean don’t do that, they’re a bear to put back.  That would be a problem.  But it’s the knitting equivalent of a Do Not Enter sign.  You just really really really want to do it because you’re not supposed to.  Or maybe that’s only me!

 

 

Easily Distracted

So remember that orange stripe business from a few weeks ago?  The one with the pretty Manos yarn?  Uh huh, well it’s apparently grabbed my attention and it’s not letting go.

Which really isn’t a bad thing.

But it does mean you’re going to be seeing a fair bit of this for the foreseeable future.

But again, there are worse fates!

That’ll do nicely

Well then, that’s satisfying.

I’m mostly just going to show you pretty pictures.

Then get it all blocked and go marching out to the yard to find somewhere to take pretty pictures.  Have I mentioned how much I  like having a woodpile and rocks and tree stumps and more rocks in the yard?  It’s awfully convenient…

Everything is on track for this one to come out Tuesday May 1.  If you want to grab yarn, I used a skein of Satchel by Mrs Crosby.  And if you want to hear when it comes out, that handy link at the bottom of the post will let you make that happen.

 

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Unreasonably satisfying

I should probably feign a becoming modestly.  I know it’s the right thing go do.  But I confess that I am helpless in the face of this stitch.  I think it’s gorgeous and I can’t hide it.

It’s a byproduct of all the swatching experimentation that happened back here, the experimentation that led to Ecliptic (see, swatching is totally not a waste of time or yarn, it’s where ideas come from).  And it’s rather captivating.

Everything is on track for it to come out as a pattern fairly soon (read May or June if all goes according to plan.  Because I suspect I’m not alone in my fondness for this one…

 

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