Remember that yarn I bought last weekend? I was "just" going to do a gauge swatch (OK, to be honest my gauge swatches are more like "gauge strips"...I'm way too impatient!) I was so glad the shop lady suggested going down a needle size or two; the fabric is much prettier knit slightly tighter. ("Shop lady" sounds so formal, doesn't it? Like she had her hair up and was wearing heels.) But once I had swatched (stripped...no, wait a minute...) with the smaller needle, it seemed silly not to cast on right away, knowhutimean?
Anyway! Here is the unfortunately (IMO) named "Lolita" cast on, with a few inches done:
The yarn is beautifully NON-splitty, although it is also COMPLETELY non-stretchy, making the s2kp less than fun. But to make up for it, the pattern is simple and a dream to knit otherwise. It's only two rows, and the second is just purling! The repeat is fun, I only ever have to count to four, and then the purl row just ZOOOOOMS along after.
Don't expect a finish soon, though...I'm still plodding along on my Origami Turtle (latest progress pic, Ravelry page). I'm about 1/4 done with my first sleeve. I won't make the finish in a year (le sigh), but it'll be close.
|Hmm, since I hate the name "Lolita" so much, what should I call this thing? Hit me up in the comments with suggestions!|
For more substantial WIPs, head to Tami's Amis!