FO Monday – Rorschach Test

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I’m really committed to getting my number of WIPs down before Rhinebeck.  Today, I’m proving it with an FO.  (Mum’s the word on the two projects I cast on this weekend.)

As usual, I had a clear vision for this when I started.  It morphed into a new idea halfway though and the execution turned out to be something all together different!  That might be my favorite thing about being creative.  I trust it’s always going to work out, no matter how many twists and turns an idea takes.

In this case, the idea remains but the execution has provided many interpretations, a knit Rorschach Test!  Before I tell you what it is, what do you see??  I’m curious!  The first person who saw it said a lemon slice.  I see a neuron.  The pattern claims it’s a Tree of Life.

Whatever the case, I like it and it was super easy to do!  Yay crochet!

A Tale of Two Swatches.

It’s time to prepare for the Ravellenic Games (the knitting olympics, for those not in the know)!  My event is the ‘Sweater Triathlon’.  Yes, that means I’m going to knit an entire sweater in 17 days.  I want a sweater.  I have yarn for sweaters.  I have sweater patterns in mind.  I just finished a whole bunch of WIPs.  The time is right.

Option #1

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The yarn is Lace Lux, same as the scarf I just finished.  The pattern is Sabine.  A repeat of this beauty…

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I really want to wear that sweater!  Just not sure I want to knit it in 17 days.  Even on a size 6, that’s a lot of stitches.  So…

Option #2

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Chunky yarn on size 11 needles.  Now that seems reasonable!  The pattern I’ve got in mind is Stephen West’s Outer Space.  It’s got the classic WestKnits’ wedge & stripe construction so even if I don’t like wearing it, I’m going to like knitting it.

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I get to stashbust a little.  I’m throwing in the leftovers from the cardigan I knit in January. I think this is the plan.  With only 17 days to execute, it’s good to have a plan.

Cast on is one week from tomorrow…theoretically, I’m continuing my WIP knitdown until then.  I may crack though.  It’s hard to not cast on.  Amirite?  I’m gonna try.  I’ll keep you posted!