New version of the Origami pattern was released to the test knitters, but I had already finished with the old instructions. What to do? Knit another one, of course! Tried to knit the new pattern as if it was new to me, even though I had the stitch pattern already in my head. This time I used Rowan Luxury Cotton, much more splitty and less yielding/forgiving than the merino. But soft and light and better for the warmer weather of Spring.
I blocked it a little less aggressively, so it’s a little squooshier. But very good stitch definition! These are almost instant gratification, and fun. Once you figure out what exactly is going on. And a great project to use up leftover yarn.
Minor decision about where to store these gems: with the scarves, with the cowls, or with the miscellaneous accessories. Went with the last choice. My knitted objects are all kept in a deep and wide drawer. Ever since some invading silverfish destroyed a shawl, two (different) socks and a cowl everything is further protected by super-thick vacuum bags.
The extra-thick bags are tinted blue, that isn’t the defining colour of the finished objects!! (And I’m learning to darn socks so that I can repair what was destroyed…except for the cowl, which was evidently the favourite creepy-crawly snack and can’t really be saved. At least I seem to have left the creatures behind when I moved. Still…..better safe than sorry.)
And on to the future projects: Over on the Curious Collective Shawl, the first poll is over. With 1550 people voting, textured won out over lace 51%-49%. Very close race! The new poll is all about shape – triangle, rectangle, or semi-circle. My latest pattern-browsing obsession is crescent-shaped shawls, so I went for the semi-circle. We’ll see if this time my first choice wins out!
So many projects, so little time.