I'm joining Kat & the Unravelers today for Unraveled Wednesday...
As mentioned the other day, I finished Close To You over the weekend -- bound off on Friday, blocked on Saturday, modeled on Sunday, and worn on Monday!
Ginny was my "it" girl... STRIKE A POSE!
- My Ravelry Project Page: Close to Puerto Rico
- Pattern: Close To You by Justyna Lorkowska
- Yarn: Make.Do Be (Hellebore colorway)
- Needles: US 6
- Start to Finish: March 5-14, 2022
Cast on & set up just before leaving on vacation (because traveling with long straight aluminum knitting needles in a carry-on), it was the only project I worked on while in Puerto Rico.
I wasn't so sure... I love that colorway, but it was looking a little muddy at first. The little pops of green some nice sections of the stronger colors, along with the texture & overall design -- it looked better as I progressed, and I'm glad I stuck with it. It looks great with black, which is the color I wear most often.
It looks great with polka dots, too!
Well, last night there was some ripping... 10 rows yanked because I spotted this:
My stitch count was off the other night and I "fixed" it, thinking I knew where the problem was. The real problem was here, at the beginning of the row and I never noticed until I picked up my knitting last night and, of course, it was glaringly obvious! I pondered possible solutions for about one second, and then started to rip... it was the only way!
So, 10 rows backward and a bunch more forward, and now I'm here:
The colors are a tad more vivid in this photo than in real life, but it's close. The day/high temp side will "grow" and the nights/low temp side will "shrink" by about 10 more stitches before they start going back the other way. This panel will be quite symmetrical since Rusty was born just a few days past Winter Solstice.
I continue listening to AGATHA OF LITTLE NEON.