I finally had a few minutes to walk around and find some flowers for Chelsea. This is the last of the tulips. The lilacs are gone and the Iris have yet to bloom, unless you're in the low lands where Anne lives. She already has an incredible iris! Yesterday we had the most beautiful day. All that snow in the mountains will bemelting and finding its way to the GSL in the next couple of weeks. After seeing that view during the last few years of drought it is easy to tell there is a hell of a lot of snow to come down.
Progress in the process of knitting continues. Intarsia isn’t a favorite technique of mine but I thought I could ‘bite the bullet’ and do the little bit needed for the NBT. My choice of design to adorn the front was the Chinese character for Love from the recent Knitty. It’s working up beautifully! It was been a challenge, at times, to make sure the holes were plugged where the colors changed. The few problems that did occur were easily fixed. (I just sewed up the
damn holes from the back. No one will ever know!)
This is my first time knitting with Rowan Calmer and it took some getting used to as there is some stretch to it. Now I'm going to want all my cotton to have this 'give'. The pattern might be a bit 'clingier' than I’m used to but I do think it will look fine. At least I keep telling myself that, having learned my lesson with Chamomile and other past knits. I must be conscious of size and fit and so far NBT is looking good...feeling good. If you never see it again…you’ll know it didn’t work out as I imagined.
There will be a couple of balls of Calmer left over, but instead of sticking them back into the stash I can make socks like Christina’s.
I added La’s Stashbuster button to my blog as the last few knits have come directly from MY STASH! The Debbie Bliss Cotton Cashmere for the Eyelet Cardi, handspun yarn for the Spearfish Sock, Jo Sharp Soho Summer for the Garter top (pictures tomorrow), purple Saucyfor the Chickami, gray Zephyr for the languishing Faroese Shawl and the Calmer ALL came from my, now dwindling, stash. Stashbusting is a 'good thing'.