I can’t believe I’m this close to finishing Cafe. My concentration was shot. I screwed up on the cables four different times, having to rip back sections each time. Prepare for an image of sheer evil.
Now, multiply it by four. See? At least the lace and use of larger needles made this project grow more quickly than fingering weight projects usually grow. Fingering weight yarn and me have a love/hate relationship. It’s more readily found by hand dyers and can sometimes knit a project with only one skein, which I love. I think that’s why so many knitters make socks and shawls. But it also takes foooorever to knit a sweater up in fingering, which I hate. Another reason knitters love those socks and shawls. BUT, it makes it up to me by drying overnight. So, I can love it again. While my pieces of Cafe au Lait were blocked and drying (I have got to get real blocking pins!), I the lace panels for Cedar Glen Mitts.
My gauge is way off, so I’m reducing the amount of seed stitch stitches that I pick up from the side of the lace portion. I deserve a quickie accessory after back to back lace sweaters, right?
Edit: I’ve now begun seaming Cafe, after putting it off for two days. What a wimp. It’s not that bad, really. I mean you have obvious cables and lace sections to match up as you seam. Seaming is usually more mysterious than this.
It turned cold again here and I realized I have all of these great tights and no skirts suitable for cold weather. So, I’ll probably start New Girl after these are done.
How are your late Winter/early Spring projects coming along? Do, tell.