Saturday, January 09, 2010


I'm off to a good start with this whole New Year's Resolution thingy! I'm knitting with more color, Ma! See??

I knit Ysolda's ever popular pattern for the Snapdragon Tam. I LOVED knitting this. Definitely not boring, but definitely not hard either. All the cables were manageable, and there was no ridiculous "K100tog"... not naming any names.

And, I used Madelinetosh Worsted. Whoa. This is amazing yarn. Truly. Nice to work with, beautiful color and blocked very nicely!

I did learn one thing - COLOR me silly... when you increase to 5 stitches, I've always done the knit into front and back of the stitch five times. That makes the stitch you're knitting into cock-eyed - to the right to be exact. If you knit and purl into the same stitch, you'll center the stitch that you're knitting into making it much more pleasing to the eye. Not as easy as knitting front and back, but gets easier the more you do.

Next up: The Haruni Lace Shawl. And yes... I'm using color! Blues to be exact!


margaret in manhattan said...

I'm so proud of you for venturing forth into the color world - I have the opposite problem - only knit with colors that make me happy - very little grey or white ... but I'm not going to make that my NYR! ;^)
the tam is so great - and I worship Ms Tosh ...can't wait to see the Haruni - it's somewhere in my queue -

Fer said...

"k100tog"?? You can't be serious!! :D

The tam is gorgeous, is the pattern on Ravelry? I also love how, even though you're using more colour, it's subtle and serene - not slapping us in the face. Nice....