Sunday, April 03, 2011

Spring vacation

Knitting doesn't always work the way we want it to. Sometimes we do everything disappoints. Sometimes we do nothing right...and it shines.

I finished my Elysium. And it was a beautiful spring day so I rushed right out to take photos- ignore the feet of snow in the background, it really was a shortsleeve kind of day.

I finished the knitting gamble 3 repeats short. In fact, I had to unravel my swatch to bind off. But that small amount of asymmetry doesn't really show. I had calculated that I had about 800 yds, the pattern called for 700. But since I don't have a yardage meter...I'm blaming my math.

I really like how the garter short rows played up the color sequencing of the fiber. None of which was planned. I just let the chips fall where they might during the spinning and plying. I did fiddle with the sleeve knitting using two skeins to keep each sleeve from being 2 big blocks of color.

In all, this was a lovely exercise in Acceptance, from the spinning through to the wearing. Now if you'll pardon me, I have to go find my halter top.


tina said...

It turned out so cute!!I see nothing awry whatsoever! :) The short rows really make the yarn shine. It'll look great with your halter top for sure!

ChelleC said...

That is really darling. The risk paid off! You look really cute in it.

H3Dakota said...

SO cute! I love it.