Sunday, October 2, 2011

October, how I love thee

Let me just start off this post by saying I am wearing long sleeves. LONG sleeves! We've only had two days of October so far and both have been just fabulous. Can all 31 be this wonderful? Oh, I hope so.

You've heard it said, I'm sure, that some people have a face made for radio? Well I happen to have arms made for long sleeves! And in a bit of perfect timing, my Lands' End long-sleeved tee shirts arrived in Friday's mail. So comfy and the fit is perfect.

That must be why my mood was good and I was able to pull out this long-neglected project with hopes of getting it, finally, off the needles. This is the one banished to ZipLoc Purgatory because of all the irksome stitches. The chart is full of k1 tbl (through the back loop) and K2tog tbl. This is the first project I've ever knit where I actually preferred knitting the wrong side over the right side.

I'm determined to finish it up before moving on to anything else. The body repeats are 36 rows long and I think I might be on the last one and can soon move on to the other end's edging.

Pattern is from this book which I asked Santa to bring because it included a design by Evelyn A. Clark. Why, oh, why I didn't choose that one to start out with I have NO idea. It too is peppered with those tbls, but at least it would be Evelyn. In fact, since this is a book of designs by various contributors all celebrating the work of Dorothy Reade, they all use these back loop stitches. Dorothy seemed fairly obsessed with them!


Sheri said...

That is very pretty! And Yes!!! October is wonderful. I was up in your neck of the woods this past weekend at our sons. He took us to see the Petite Le Mons Race at Race Atlanta on Saturday and I actually had to wear a sweater by mid afternoon AND I wore a scarf for the first time in forever! I thought of you and hoped you were enjoying it. Now to just keep the humidity away from down here and I'll be happy! And you can wear your beautiful new scarf when it's done. YAHOOOOOOOOO!

Mary said...

Won't that be nice to wear when you rake the fall leaves?! Very pretty--the color is wonderful for this time of year.

Mimi said...

Ziploc purgatory! LOL! I have a few things there but I didn't know it had a name.

Loving the cool. Great, isn't it?

minipurl said...

That is absolutely gorgeous. So happy it made it out of ziploc purgatory.