(in)fidelity

technically, it won’t even be winter until the 21st, but we’re already on our 3rd snow storm of the year. which seems like more than usual for this early in december, but i could be wrong.

of course, this makes it perfect knitting weather. and i had such good intentions. irtfa’a is so pretty. and such a lovely knit. the yarn is wonderful. once my dad’s hat was finished, it was to be the only knit i was working on. so of course, i started another sweater. faithfulness to one project is clearly a problem…

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i’m not sure i like it. i like the pattern – leavend raglan from the fall 2007 interweave knits. it’s quick and easy – i’m using us17 (12.75 mm) needles, so there’s a grand total of 36 stitches cast on for the back. i like the yarns – i’m using cascade 220 superwash and rowan kidsilk aura held together (the original intention was, based on information from rowan’s website, to use just the kidsilk aura. when it arrived and i swatched, i realized this was not going to work. thus the two yarns.) however….i don’t think it’s quite long enough – largely because i’m not quite on gauge. this is solvable, if i’m willing to frog. as it’s a quick knit, i probably am. the other problem is not solvable – i should have realized that black doesn’t really show up the pattern all that well. opps. live and learn. so while i ponder this self-inflicted perdicament, it’s back to irtfa’a. maybe i can sill get it finished by the new year…

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3 thoughts on “(in)fidelity

  1. I think this is a truly beautiful pattern, and it’s going to look stunning in black – despite the problems with photographing it, but perhaps, if you’ll get a sunny day, you can get some pics done outside where the pattern shows a bit better with the black? I’m sorry that it’s not yet the size you wanted it to, but then again, as you said, it’s a quick knit, so frogging would perhaps not be that much of a chore. Fingers crossed that it’ll work out the way you want it to!

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