You would have had a better chance at guessing if I’d mentioned that the two skeins I pictured yesterday were not the sum total of the yarn I have for this project. Yeah, I’m mean like that. Yeah, I have more yarn.
I blame this project on Phyl-Phyl. She practically broke my arm forcing me to buy yarn and pattern a few weeks ago at Knit Happens. Well, that’s how I remember it. La-la-la-la-I-can’t-hear-you-la-la-la-la.
Phyl posted a different version of this incident on her blog. She is clearly delusional.
I started knitting this sassy little number. Here’s the right front:
I really really like these yarns. The La Boheme is a two-strand yarn, one is a rayon slub and one is a mohair. The La Luz is orgasmic silk. I’m using the Madrid colorway of the La Boheme and the Cabernet colorway of the La Luz. Yum! I really like how this is turning out!
Patty mentioned in the comments that you have to be careful knitting the La Boheme. She said that she ended up with more mohair than the rayon slub. That struck me as very funny, because my experience was just the opposite: I found that I ended up with more rayon slub than mohair. No one ever accused me of being normal.
Bottom line: you have to knit the La Boheme carefully because it consisted of two separate strands made out of two different fibers that you hold together.
Now, on to the pattern.
This is a pretty easy knit, but the pattern seems strangely written to me. I’ve followed a whole lotta patterns in my time as a knitter, and this one just strikes me as, well, strange. Things are not stated very clearly. And stuff is left out here and there. Nothing earth-shatteringly important, but if I were a beginner knitter, I’d prefer the pattern to say “repeat these 6 rows for 18 inches” rather than “repeat these 6 rows for 18.” Just sayin’. And it would be nice if when the pattern directs you to repeat between *-*, that the *-* are properly placed in the pattern.
Again. Just sayin’.
My overall impression is that it needs a good proofreader. Preferably someone who is accustomed to reading well-written patterns.
However, so far there’s nothing that I can’t figure out, so it’s all good. As the kids say.
Thank you for all your kind birthday wishes!