Sunday, February 12, 2017

Two shades of gray

Although one of my New Years resolutions was to wear less gray, I'm starting off my winter knitting with two gray projects.


The first is a Hurry Up Sweater from Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitting Almanac. I'm part of a group knitting this project at Lila and Claudine's Yarn and Gifts in Mahtomedhi.

It's a hefty project, knitting at 2.5 stitches per inch with size 13 needles. I'm using a very vintage looking Briggs&Little super bulky yarn in deep gray.


I'm liking the devil-may-care EZ style - but the yarn in pretty tiring to work with.

My second gray project is actually a do-over. I began this Islay cardigan and got practically to the sleeves before I had to set it down. It's not a hard pattern at all but I wasn't careful enough with my bodice lace patterns and pretty soon - I decided it was better to just rip it back and do it correctly. Why finish something you aren't going to like?

And for days when I don't want to work with gray - I'm breaking away to navy blue. I'm working on a navy blue Berocco Vintage Pine Tree Blanket - only done as a shawl.


 This uses the Gull Wing Lace pattern made famous by Elizabeth Zimmerman's February Baby Sweater. It's easily memorizable and easy to take places.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh, just keep reminding yourself how much you'll love wearing that bulky sweater when it's done. It sounds like it'll be mighty cozy.