I’ve been completely captivated by my three ‘STAR’-more projects – Inishmaan, the Seaweed Wrap and the Oregon vest. I just need to knit a saddle on the second sleeve of Inishmaan and she will be ready to seam up. The Seaweed Wrap has about six inches left and it will be ready for blocking at the end of the week. Unfortunately, the wrap did not accompany me to Tennessee as planned. When I discovered that I would only be taking a small carry-on bag I quickly realized the wrap would occupy too much space in my suitcase. I set it aside to finish this week. But the ‘star’ that has completely mesmerized me and captured my undivided devotion is the Oregon Vest. Are you surprised? Probably not!
Swatching….. I do not love thee.
I have grown to understand how important swatching is but this diminuitive swatch is just about all you can get out of me! I would love to have a bulletin board decorated with full-size swatches but it won’t be happening anytime soon in this household. I must confess, the fear of running short of yarn is the main deterrent in my finishing a decent size swatch. I will scrutinize the yarn left over from this precious VY kit to determine if I can justify a full swatch for my next Virtual Yarn project.
Corrugated Ribbing ….. let me ride the convulated ridges of your colors.
I’m not overly fond of knitting corrugated ribbings but do admire their beauty. The K2 in first colour, P2 in second colour stranding the yarns evenly on the wrong side is tedious. Using my right hand for purl stitches and my left for knit stitches is hard on my hands and they tire easily.
But now the tedious swatching and ribbing are over and I’m ready to move on to the FUN part! Using such names as ‘corncrake’, ‘limpet’, ‘kelpie’, ‘storm petrol’, ‘lapwing’………………I will imagine myself upon the Scottish Highlands. Oh, wait a minute – aren’t I supposed to be in OREGON?