I’ve had a new FO since the morning I left for Rhinebeck. Silly me though – forgot to have anyone photograph me in it while there. Nor have I gotten a chance to get one since. So you get the sweater without the model. The second Ribby Cardi is done, and I love it. Way more than my first one. This time, I made the all over rib and I think it makes a big difference in the fit. I also did the collared version – made it a couple of inches longer, and used a snazzy brass zipper. I hate the pink plastic zipper in my other one. The result is, a favorite new sweater that has made many appearances on chilly mornings and evenings in the park dog run. Just what I wanted it for.
Ribby Cardi, Cascade 220 Heathered
Look, there’s even been more knitting. One finished Hedera – and I still have a ton of yarn left from the first ball of Essentials. Might I get a pair out of ONE SKEIN??
Yes folks, there’s a lot of green going on here.
And now – the result of my hourglass pooling issues. I decided to alternate skeins after all – changing every two rows. Did it help? A resounding NO. It’s still pooling in odd diagonal stripes – but the alternating has broken the stripes up with other colors enough so they aren’t just big blue blobs. And you know what? I’m not unhappy with it. It’s kinda cool, even if it’s not what I was after. Like a wise one said, I’d be even crazier if I tried to micro-manage pooling even more than I already have. We don’t need an even crazier Jackie around here folks, trust me.
I’ve really gotten back into the knitting. Which is good. But my shoulder hates me. Really really hates me. Which isn’t.