Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Part 1. Well not really. I started out thinking I was going to use one pattern, then switched to another pattern, but that one didn't show up well. So I settled on a 3rd. This is my first attempt at knitting something other than 2x2 ribbing and whoa is it ever fun! I'm knitting Monkey from the winter 06 Knitty. And it's also written in words instead of only having a chart. It took me all evening to get this far since I was going really slowly and carefully. And so far, no miscounts, no mistakes, no tinking. However, when I stuffed my foot through it to see how the pattern looked when it wasn't all scrunched up I made a rather important discovery. I think it's too big! Maybe it's too soon to tell? Maybe I need to do a swatch????? But even too big, it's surely pretty! I love the 1x1 twisted rib ribbing. I love how the colors shift sideways. And I LOVE LOVE LOVE this yarn. Absolutely no splitting or any other little traits that make knitting more difficult. It's a good thing there is no time limit on this KAL because it will, at this rate, be quite awhile before I have one sock, much less two. But it's just soooo much fun!