I was going to go on about how I admire designers who get their designs tested by knitters for accuracy, clarity and possibly just a fresh set of eyes to look at it. I also wrote a bit about how I think anyone who expects knitters to buy their patterns should consider getting them test-knitted first rather than sending out erratas. But, I don’t want trouble so let’s just go on to this week’s WIPs, shall we?
First up is Ysolda’s Emily Capelet for my niece. I love Ysolda’s designs! I have yet to come across one of her designs where I want to throw everything away in frustration! And no, my comments above are not directed at Ysolda, not at all. Most of the time, it is knitter error when a project doesn’t seem to go the way it should. As the case is with this little thing. I love it, oh I love it. And I think I made the right choice in using Indigodragonfly’s MCN Sock in the Drusilla colourway. Oh, okay if you want to be anal about it, the colourway is called “When I Bit Into Him, I Could Hear The Ocean”. But I like to call it Dru. I love how it is shaping up.
Okay so here’s proof of knitter error. Do you see it? The first two repeats of the pattern looked like the one on the right. Rebecca from Team Ysolda sent me v1.3 of Emily, which should be in Ravelry soon, and it was a missing K1 on the written instructions that threw me off. Of course if I had bothered to use the chart instead of the written pattern, I would have had no problem!
Anyway, I love this project. I love the yarn and I love how the short row means you actually work with less stitches than you would expect and before you know it you have one full repeat completed.
Another WIP in my stash is this Chevron Striped Scarf. I picked it up again the other night and was pleased with how enjoyable it was. I actually knitted over 15 inches already but too lazy to get an updated photo. You just have to take my word for it. This is hand-dyed Bugga remnants and I love the colour combination. Reminds me of autumn for some reason.
FO posts soon, that is if I don’t forget!