I apologize for not blogging for so long. I have a good reason that I hinted at earlier, and he’s beautiful (in my oh so biased opinion!): He was born in the last part of March, and is almost 2 months old already! Time just flies! This picture was within hours of being born though.
I have slowly been getting back to knitting since he was born, and have this past Tuesday even gone shopping at The Sassy Spinster. Came home with my birthday present from my parents, the Knitkit:
I LOVE it!
And I was introduced by a dear friend to a yarn called Auracania. I am not impressed with their website, as I could not even find the yarn I got, so I am including a link to another website where you can actually see the yarn. It is called Ranco and the colors are according to the tag 310, though it looks much more like 313. Just scroll down to see the colors, if you mouse over them, or click on them they will show up on the main picture on top. My 310 does not have much yellow that I can see. It is the most gorgeous combination of purple and blue, as you can see in the picture above. The second is color 312, though again, mine is much darker, almost reddish, just like the picture above. 😀 My friend gave me the blue/purple one. Isn’t she wonderful!
I also found this yarn called Harmony by Jojoland. I have to admit, I don’t think I had really ever looked at it. It is incredibly thin, I mean 880 yards per 50 grams is basically cobweb!
This yarn however, is the reason for the name of this post. I am going to be knitting the Flit and Float scarf. Me being me, I had to change something, and in this case I am changing the yarn, I think… The pattern calls for a yarn that is basically twice as thick as the Harmony. The designer Birdy suggested I swatch the first 17 rows on Chart B, to see how I like the yarn for the pattern. Doesn’t sound that hard, don’t you think? Well, the problems start immediately. I can’t count, and only cast on 46, not 48 stitches. It is only a swatch, so I will just modify what I am knitting, so I don’t have to restart. Then I had to put it away, and the next day started row 3, which doesn’t seem to line up too well, but it is only a swatch. Then on row 4, I can’t figure out exactly what happened at the end of my row, but my stitches are all wonky, and are all out of wack. Oh well, I will just fudge that, seeing as how this is only a swatch. Then I discover that even though I knit rows 1 and 2 from chart B, I knit rows 3 and 4 from chart C. Don’t ask how I didn’t notice I had the wrong chart, I blame it on sleep deprivation! But that was the last straw. Even though it was only a swatch, and I hate swatches and will fudge just about anything to not have to make more of them then absolutely necessary, and I actually think that the needle choice will be fine, I RIPPED the whole thing out and started over. I had decided that if it was still not going to work, I would just give up on the Harmony for the scarf, and use Zephyr instead. But it seems to be behaving at the moment. I am on row 11, and hope to finish the swatch by tomorrow. Nope, not going to show you a picture yet, you will just have to come back later. 😉