Have had a lovely, relaxed day here on the cul-de-sac. A bit of knitting and a bit of embroidery.
The knitting was giving me fits yesterday. I've knit this very same pattern in this very same yarn before, and without troubles. I somehow wandered off the pattern while trying to chat with a friend and help her with a bit of her knitting.
Back at home, trying to tink back, I dropped a few stitches. Most annoying. I caught the two runaways with a stitch marker and last night tinked back (about 4 rows I think) until I got the train back on the track.
That is just the kind of thing that can get me thinking of a new project. New projects always seem so much more cooperative, don't they?!
It's been far too long around here since there has been a Evelyn A. Clark pattern on the needles.
Since I had the afternoon free to play, I decided to dye some yarn.
I used a 440/yd hank of KnitPicks Bare fingering weight ordered long, long ago and 3 packages of Kool-Aid Berry Blast. I'm calling it Blue Lagoon
I'm not yet sure what pattern I'll use. I do have to wait for the yarn to DRY after all. (taps foot impatiently)
There are a few light spots in the hank but I'm pretending that they will just add to the character of the yarn - and at this point in the planning, I also think I might look for some irregular beads to add to the final row.
The final row! There I go getting ahead of myself again.