The vest passed muster. It’s finished. The picture is slightly fuzzy, I'm afraid.
I noticed to my horror, however, that in certain lights and from certain angles, the re-knit part looks different from what precedes. Because it is unblocked? Or because – horror of horrors! – my husband was right (he usually is) and I should have de-crinkled the yarn before re-knitting? It looks sort of un-ironed. He hasn’t commented on it, it may disappear with wear, and I prefer not to think about it.
Thanks for your comments yesterday, Helen, on the subject of de-crinkling.
So yesterday’s knitting was devoted to the Zauberball sock. I finished the ribbing and am speeding down the leg. Pic soon. I should reach the heel today. The current plan is to do something slightly more demanding than the Afterthought Heel, since I’m here with my books. A Dutch heel, perhaps? Neatby’s garter stitch heel? I couldn’t attempt an Andersson if I wanted to, because it’s toe-up.
The yarn for the snood will presumably be heralded by a card telling me what I’ve got to pay. I’m very unlikely, therefore, to have the actual yarn before Monday at the earliest. By then, I should have done so much sock that I might as well go ahead and finish the pair.
By the way...
Jared has an interesting blog entry about the Inversion Cardigan in his new collection – one of those babies you can wear upside down. I was rather struck by it my first time through, when I bought the infinity scarf pattern which may wind up as my snood, at least stitch-wise. And I’m tempted again.
I was interested in your comment Tuesday, JennyS, saying that your Kent-based scarf is bluer than mine. I suspect the inferiority of
weather is the reason, but there are other possibilities, starting with the time of day of the observation. I often find that
the day starts with a light cloud-cover even when it’s going to be sunny. And
much depends on the yarns available for selection. But the whole thing is
really very subjective – the sky is often partly blue and partly grey. That’s the fun of it. Edinburgh
I hope the Little Boys at Loch Fyne will be interested in the project when we are there next week. If they are, I will knit their choices for those three mornings, however much I disagree.
I, too, had considered a Sunset Scarf for next year. There were some marvellous late afternoon skies around here in January. But the logistics might be tricky – I mean, getting oneself in position to observe the sunset, and doing it every day.