Today I was planning on showing you my rusted root sweater but no such luck because:
Oops #1. Even though I knit an extra repeat (10 rows) the sweater was still too short. Obviously my gauge was way off. So on Saturday night I unraveled the ribbing and knit an additional repeat (10 more rows). On Sunday night I picked up the sweater with the intent of knitting the ribbing and binding off when I realized that...
Oops #2. I accidentally knit the extra repeat using the US 5 needles that I used to pick up the stitches instead of the US 6 which I had originally used to knit the entire sweater. How did I know this, you ask? Well, because the new stitches were one-half the size of the old ones! Tonight I will be unraveling and knitting yet again and I hope to have a finished sweater to show you on Friday.
But last night I felt the need to distance myself a bit from the rusted root - to take a deep breath and clear my head a bit and so I began knitting the Scoop Pullover - of course! I have no idea how this neckline will look on me but with thick yarn and US 8 needles this is sure to be a quick knit.
And remember that fabric that I received from Sarah for the 12 Squared Quilting bee? Well I just love the combo of lights and darks and reds and blues and tans and how amazingly they all play off one another.
These are the blocks that I pieced for Sarah - she asked for a squares/log cabin-y look.
I love the way that the colors play off one another so much that I've decided that I need to learn more about color theory.
I'm currently reading these books and will post on what I learn.
Speaking of color theory, don't the colors of the tomatoes and cucumbers from our garden - which I used to make a yummy salad - compliment one another perfectly?