Monday, October 09, 2006
Here's the newest progress pic of the vest. About 4 more inches of knitting on the body, then it's time to graft shoulders, cut steeks, and finish the trim.
I just wanted to stress that even though the pattern looks a little complex, it really isn't. Although the colors cycle through a 24 row repeat, the rows actually repeat on a six row cycle. Then you start working back out from what you just did, in mirror image. Anyone who ever made a lace project can absolutely make this pattern.
Thanks to all the commenters. I hope to find a bunch more of my old swatches to post. I think I learn a lot by seeing what doesn't work and thinking about why.
Here's a purple coneflower for you:
Look at how those bright yellow bits of pollen really stand out on the dark rust and green cone.
So many flowers are in bloom in our yard right now, it's hard to remember that we're several weeks past the usual first hard frost.