Wednesday, May 9, 2012

work in progress Wednesday


I've been knitting quite monogamously on my (w)rapped pullover, in no small part because I'm participating in a KAL and lagging behind. Around the midriff of this pattern is this section of banded rib which I just love. It's quite distinctive, isn't it? That's what drew me to this pattern and inspired me to queue it as soon as I saw it.

The yarn is from Shelridge Farms - their Soft Touch Dk. It's lovely to work with but I struggle to see the stitches in the poor evening light with this dark colour. In fact, minutes after taking this photo I discovered a stitch that I purled where I should have knit about a dozen rows back. "Nobody else will notice" said Gavin, but I'm fixing it anyway. After all, I'd know it was there and my eye would always go to it. The ribbing is 3x2 rib, so that's the problem. I can't knit that on auto-pilot the way I would with 3x3 rib or 2x2 rib. Note to self: check your knitting regularly.

When I started this pullover it was meant for me, and it may still be for me. But lately as I knit, it's saying someone else's name to me. I guess I'll carry on and decide that once it's done. My goal is to finish the front to the shoulders by the end of the weekend. And then cast on the back to work on next week.

So that's what I've been doing. Have a look at what everyone else is doing on this work-in-progress Wednesday over at Tami's Amis.

14 comments:

Dee said...

That is such a rich, beautiful blue.

I would have gone back and fixed the stitch also. Leaving it there would have driven me crazy!

Hope no more bug-a-boos come your way.

Carolyn said...

That colour is just gorgeous, and I love the look of the pattern! I couldn't have left the wonky stitch either...

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

It looks great. I agree with Gavin :).

paula said...

Ooh, pretty color! And that's a really cool pattern. Haven't seen that one before, but you're right - the construction is pretty neat. Have fun!

Katie said...

What a cool stitch pattern! Lovely color, too.

I also would have gone back to fix the stitch, once I know something like htat is there, I can't ignore it and it becomes the only thing I see!

Sandra said...

It is beatiful!! Beautiful!!!

SarahFay said...

I've done that a numerous of times, pick out something for myself then give it to someone else. It is looking lovely.

MWitch3 said...

I love the color! Your progress on it looks great-- it looks nice and cozy.

Pearlin J said...

oo thats a beautiful colour and suuch a pretty stitch pattern.I would fix the stitch too because I would know its there too :D

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Definitely a neat stitch pattern. I know just what you mean about the dark wool. Fortunately I my torchier lam has a smaller directable lamp off the side of it and I can point it right at my knitting!

Kepanie said...

I can't wait to see you in this! Love that st.

heather said...

As you know, I'm a fixer too! Pain in the booty, but so worth it to know you did it right! I hate dark colors at night (but that's when we all have time to do it, right?).

I love the blue and the stitch pattern here. Awesome! And I kind of love when a piece tells you who it should go to!

Liz said...

I love the banded rib - I don't think I've seen, or at least noticed it before. The colour is fantastic. I always have to fix things too. I can't just leave them alone because I'll always know it's there. :)

WildflowerWool said...

Really looking forward to seeing this finished. Great stitch and yarn.