Sep 24
Thinking Time
icon1 basicallybenita | icon2 Work-in-progress | icon4 09 24th, 2014| icon33 Comments »

I’ve done so many “vanilla” projects lately, that I feel it is time to do something that takes a bit of thinking and concentration.

kethry all

Spilly Jane had this on Ravelry for free for a short time (and at $6, it’s still a bargain!).  I just liked how it is lacy without looking fussy.

I wanted to get a color of yarn that I found interesting to knit without hiding the lace elements of the pattern.

kethry yarn

Here’s a close up of what I found.  It is from A Good Yarn by Maryann and is 65% Superwash Merino and 35% Bamboo.  It is 105 grams and has 520 yards.  The code on it is AGY-C, but I don’t know if that has anything to do with the color or not.  I just liked it because it is neutral, but not neutral at the same time.  I think it is going to look like shimmery gold when knit up as if the little pops of color are reflections on a goldy surface.

Of course, I have already had to frog it once after just three rows into it.  Why?  Because I thought I was careful not to twist it when I made the join, but, obviously, I was not as careful as I should have been.  That’s one lunch-hour’s worth of work wasted.  Oh well, at least I hadn’t knitted more than three rows before I noticed.  If someone wants to be sainted in the knitting world, they’d figure out an easy way to fix that situation without having to frog it and begin again.

Yes, it definitely is time for a thinking pattern.  If I can’t cast on and join it right off the bat, then I need the brain exercise.