Yeah, plain old stockinette stitch is boring.
So are photos of plain old stockinette stitch.
There’s a bit of gentle shaping in the body of Deli, so one does get to decrease a few stitches every coupla inches. Be still, my heart.
But I do like the yarn. It’s very pleasant to knit. At first I was wondering how exactly so much Lucy hair had gotten into it, but then realized, it’s that bit of Angora that is giving it the slightly fuzzy halo. Duh.
I’ve not had too much problem with the angora shedding — not so’s you’d notice, anyhow.
Because I’m knitting straight stockinette, in my boredom, I’m thinking ahead. The pattern directs you to knit a lace edging that is to be sewn on around the bottom, side fronts, and neck in one continuous piece — and two more pieces to edge the sleeves. I’m thinking I’ll knit the edging directly on to the sweater. The thought of sewing that much lace on the sweater makes my brain hurt.
I am having a bit of doubt about the amount of yarn I bought, too. I bought the amount called for in the directions, but I just finished the first skein and can see how far it got me. I’m thinking I might pick up an extra skein or two, for the sake of insurance. Ya know?
Yup, stockinette is boring (did I mention that?) but soothing in a way. You can knit on autopilot. And the excitement of decreasing a few stitches every couple of inches breaks the monotony.
Yesterday Marie posted a follow-up to my interview of a few weeks ago on the KnitCast blog. Just a quickie, answering a couple of questions.
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day
We know that it’s not until tomorrow, but Lucy would like you to see the lovely St. Patrick’s Day gift she received from L-B.
It’s a catnip pillow, knitted in two shades of green (one on each side) using the center cable from my Liam sweater!
Lucy loves it. Usually she “helps” me get ready for work in the mornings, but lately she has taken to lying on her catnip pillow instead.
Hey, it just occurred to me. Since Lucy is distracted, I wonder if I can attempt liquid eyeliner again?
Speaking of Lucy
I have to tell you that she is highly insulted by the insinuation that she is resorting to extensions to make her tail look longer and more luxuriant. The very idea!
She would tell you herself how insulted she is, but she’s busy taking a nap.