If you were reading a couple of weeks ago, I was in the end stages of my wonderful Clapotis out of the gorgeous Lorna's Laces Lion & Lamb Lakeview... well, here's what it ended up looking like:
thanks a bunch to Heidi, who explained the finer points of enlarging my pix within the blog - I'll get the hang of it sooner rather than later!
Yup, I screwed up - forgot to drop about 4 or 5 stitches near the end, cast off, and there was no easy way for me personally to tink back to where I made the booboo; it was better to just frog it all and start again - nothing like getting to knit something you like with yarn you love twice, is there?
soo .. on to bigger and better projects. Having read the reviews of the latest issue of Knitters Magazine, K85, I was totally taken with Penny Ollman's pattern. Trying desperately to knit from my stash, I found this simmering therein:
hmmm - the old Jaeger Shetland, a great aran weight yarn, 80% new wool, 20% alpaca - in a neatly rustic grey with teeny flecks of gold, chocolate, and a little black - would it work?
here it is after 3 cable repeats:
and now I'm up to 4 cable repeats:
the beauty part of this particular pattern is that the cables are all 8 rows in depth, so it's basically a "mindless" aran - one of the few I've run across - so I guess I'm off and running!
maybe this is one that I'll actually finish in time for the cold weather to arrive - I especially love the frog closures - I've got to check out the designer to see if she's done any more ...