Ok I could probably think up a more creative title if it wasn’t nearly 2am, but it is, so you’re stuck with what you’ve got. I am, like so many other ravelers, participating in the Ravelympics, which began yesterday. Which means my full knitting attention will be devoted to the following two projects through August 24 (unless I finish up early). Which most likely means a lot of my blogging attention will be devoted there as well. So you’re sure to get frequent updates.
Here was my progress as of this morning. I was just a few rows past the first pattern repeat. I’ve now completed two and a half pattern repeats and I’m ready to start the heel. Initially I didn’t like the way it was pooling, so after doing almost a full pattern repeat I ripped it out and started alternating rows pulling from two balls. I just prefer a more scattered look with variegated yarns. Even though it was a bit of a set back, I’m glad I made that decision, since I like it much better now.
I’ve only knit about 8 rows on this project. I actually cast on once and knit the first pattern row and realized that when calculating the extra repeats I added into the pattern I made a goof and had cast on the wrong number of stitches, so I had to start over (luckily that was only 5 rows in the project). Because I know this project will go much faster I’m trying to focus as much on my socks as possible for now to make sure I can get them done.
The detail shot doesn’t help you see the pattern yet, but you sure can see how fuzzy the yarn is. I do love alpaca.