Thanks so much for all the lovely comments about my blogiversary. It was indeed a special day – I went to work, endured a two-hour meeting, had UPS completely botch up a delivery I was eager to get, and then dined on a microwaved a Lean Cuisine.
Just for grins, here are photos of Lismore’s insides. Here is the inside of the ribbing:
(We’re fiddling with image options. For now, click the thumbnails for bigger.)
And inside the body:
It really is a compelling knit – I want to keep going because the color changes are just so much fun.
Barbara commented: I wonder if you made the non-symmetry of the narrow vertical columns (to the left and right of the middle one with the big flower motifs) intentionally. At least they are symmetrical in the original pattern.
I’m following the original pattern chart exactly.
In the pattern, they are symmetrical, but not side-to-side. If you were to divide the whole chart with a diagonal line from the upper right corner to the lower left corner, the two triangles created are mirror-image of each other.
Interestingly, I got an email from someone who seemed sure I was knitting the design “Alba” from The Celtic Collection, not “Lismore.” She said she pulled out her copy of the book to check and said that she’s certain I’m knitting Alba.
And I’m just as certain I’m knitting Lismore. Particularly since my Lismore matches the photo of the Lismore on the Virtualyarns site, here.
But that leads me to wonder — are there some copies of The Celtic Collection with the photos of Alba and Lismore switched? Has anyone else had that experience?
Oh, and I finished the first of the Peace Socks.
Speaking of socks, in the comments, Marjorie asked if I ever frog anything. The answer is: very rarely, and mostly just on socks.
I’ll frog back on socks if I don’t like the way the pattern is working out. But I usually make adjustments and reknit until I’m happy. I did recently give up on a pair of socks – the ones I was knitting in red Fleece Artist merino a month or so ago. I kept knitting and frogging and knitting and frogging and never was satisfied, so threw the sock aside and started something else.
Lucy wanted you to see her paw fluff:
And then she took a nap.