Counting the days
Friday January 19th 2024, 10:49 pm
Filed under: Knitting a Gift

The wild violets of my childhood, the irises out back, purple flowers it is.

The stash cones said cashmere/silk but turns out they are a grabby, snaggy, nubbly cashmere/tussah silk. Not bombyx. And super thin, so I’m using four strands in the two shades, two and two. The effect is quite pretty in real life.

Three tree trunks here, one river, two sandy sides to it, another tree trunk the other side, random boulders at water’s edge, and scattered around, many with their individual strands rather than carried all the way across were twenty bleeping four-stranded purple snaggy flowers.

Even though I was pulling each strand through every time I changed colors, those still snarled and I spent over an hour doing a single row.

Till I gave up and broke parts of the tangled wad off. It takes a lot to get me to do that but those things needed a time out. I could wind more ends in later if I had to to make up for it.

Turns out I hadn’t noticed that I’d already finished most of those violets and all I had to do was run their ends in and now they were sitting there primly waiting for it.

After that the whole thing straightened up and flew right down the needles. Three flowers I can handle. There may be more later. We’ll see how it looks and what the eye will demand.

Four rows today, I figure about 320 to go. Eighty days? Let’s see if I can beat that.

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Just remember to rest your hands my friend.

Comment by Chris+S+in+Canada 01.20.24 @ 8:57 am

Around Alison’s afghan world in 80 days!

Comment by DebbieR 01.20.24 @ 10:09 am

I am in awe of what you are tackling! But that can be the way with knitters, one person’s enjoyable knit is another’s wow really?!

Comment by ccr in MA 01.21.24 @ 8:31 am

Cheering you on and offering hot chocolate for added support!

Comment by Suzanne 01.23.24 @ 7:56 am

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