I suppose I should be doing something else. Perhaps cleaning, laundry, paperwork. Instead I am knitting.
This version is done.
and more rows knit. I think it is coming along rather nicely!
and I really like the side areas as well. I am finally far enough that I can read the knitting as well as look at the charts to make sure that I am not making errors.
feathers curling at the side seam
The good thing about Kauni is that it is sticky and the knitting holds together, even with 5 and 6 stitch floats. The bad thing about Kauni is that it is sticky, making it a real challenge to tink back to repair mistakes.
Is it the hard part or the easy part? The vest is complete. Except for the steeks and the ribbing. About now is when my brain goes out to lunch and wants to move on to other projects….
front - knitting complete
Back - knitting complete
I did mention that the Eldest decided that the periwinkle was too busy? Moving on – I am going to knit it again in cream – Loüet Gems. Since the yarn has now arrived – I really don’t have much of an excuse not to start it.
Loüet Gems - cream sock weight
But I also picked up some more Kauni from ScandinavianKnittingDesign the other day.
Kauni - solid purple
Kauni - solid red
including this wonderful color which I think would be fine as one of the colors in a Phoenix. (Meg Swanson’s Knitting Book).
Kauni - EU
Of course, I should catch Raverly up with my projects as well… One of these days
I have taken to bringing the dog along to work. She does not do well when left alone for the day. She gets into things, making a worse mess than a toddler left unsupervised with kleenex boxes and rolls of toilet paper.
Which is not to say that she exhibits a lot of enthusiasm for hanging around on my office carpet.
Just a few rows left before I need to head to the sewing machine