Lockdown day 58
Wednesday May 13th 2020, 9:45 pm
Filed under: Knit

Finally, finally, the skein of Rios in Archangel arrived–and in a colorway that can vary by a lot, it was exactly what I would have picked out had I been able to go into a yarn store. It was postmarked May 7, so they got it out the next day and it only needed to travel across the Bay, but shipping is what it is at the moment.

I have not replaced the ten stitches across three rows that I mistakenly knit in the wrong weight yarn; if it really bugs me I can come back and do that later. I just wound up the new and got to it and man did it feel good after being exiled from my project for a week.

The seahorse is the one that started me down the path of one multicolor yarn per critter and the rest solids. Its multicolor was a bit…much, even if the original intent was to have it hiding amongst the seaweed, but after its face and punk-rock mane got done I liked it.

The octopus has a yellow body continuing into the lower part of each arm and a varying pink/peach along the upper and I wish I could show the colors better because in real life, every time I look at it, it, most of all, makes me want to pick the work up and get back to it to see what happens next.

It’s kind of an inverted under-the-seas ’60’s hippy sun sketch. I like it.

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A work of art! Bravo!!!

Comment by Jayleen Hatmaker 05.14.20 @ 5:25 am

There will never be another one like it: what an heirloom project!

I cheer you on for the sequel. 🙂

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 05.14.20 @ 6:14 am

Oh, it’s looking amazing! Can’t wait to see the whole thing develop.

Comment by ccr in MA 05.14.20 @ 4:52 pm

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