The Harnett Tank is my evening tv project. It’s knitting up fairly quickly with just a little work each night. It was supposed to be my Arrested Development knit, but I’ve found the new season so blah my husband and I haven’t even finished it.
I moved on to a show my brother mentioned to me but seemed a little embarrassed to admit to watching- Orphan Black. It’s not family friendly, but it gives me a sci-fi fix. My question is- if a guy is seen watching Downton Abbey how can anything else ever embarrass them?
I wasn’t sure I’d like the way the Stroll Tonal yarn knit up in stripes, but it’s really growing on me and I think I prefer it to alternating solid colors. It makes me think of the days before I had tried hand-dyed yarns and only saw other ravellers’ projects knitted from them. I was blown away by all of the color possibilities outside of my chain hobby store yarn. The only thing I have to watch is making a smooth transition with jogless stripes by slipping the first stitch of the round if it was also a decrease stitch. That’s the one drawback to stripes, and I’m not entirely happy with the way I’m managing that, but I think I can smooth out any goofy stitches with blocking. That will be sooner than these photos show, because I’m actually to the bust increases. It is moving along.
Wondering if you’d enjoy hand knits made from Lion Brand yarn? Watch me try on a couple of year’s worth of Two of Wands knitting and crochet patterns, all worked in Lion Brand yarns and hear my review of the experience. There’s also some life talk because I took a little break.