Friday, January 14, 2011
WIPs - Marsh
Here's a project that I started on November 1st, 2010. I got about 40% of it knit, and then I remembered that christmas was around the corner and I had lots left to do so I put it aside. The pattern is called the Castle Pullover by Cecily Glowik MacDonald (I blogged about another Cecily pattern back in the fall ).
I picked it back up this week, and I'm determined to finish it by the end of the weekend. I've made a few mods, mainly that I ripped back the lace portion that I had started. I'm pretty sure I won't like the way the lace starts right across the bosom when you follow the pattern, so I knit about 3 more inches of plain stockinette. This way the lace will start right under my bust instead.
I was surprised how much trouble the lace was giving me when I was knitting it. I honestly ripped back 3 or 4 times because apparently I can't follow a 9 stitch repeat to save my soul. I decided to put stitch markers every repeat and that has solved the problem. It looks a bit goofy though!
I ordered six skeins of yarn from Quince and Co. called Lark in a lovely green they call Marsh. I'm still as much in love with this yarn as I was when I bought it. It's soft and sproingy (not a real word I know, but oddly descriptive enough), and the the green is wonderful. I've been a fan of deep mossy olive green for a long time.
Being -29C with the wind today (and all weekend) I anticipate much progress on the Marsh front. Hooray for blustery cold winter weekends!