About yesterday’s mystery project — some of you are correct. It is a gansey.
To be more specific, it is a wee gansey, for a wee person. From this point forward it will be called “Finnian’s Gansey” because the wee person for whom the gansey is being made is named . . . wait for it . . . Finnian.
I’m working up the design myself rather than following a pattern. The chest measurement will be 26 – 27″ when all is said and done.
In yesterday’s blog I pictured the two (front and back) bottom bands which I worked in seed stitch. I worked them separately, and then joined them to knit the body in the round. This way, the bottom edge of the gansey has a little slit at each side.
The body of the gansey has an all-over pattern in seed stitch that is done in panels. You can’t really tell much by how it looks so far because I’ve done very little. I worked a couple of rounds last night before casting it aside to start a new sock.
Segue segue segue segue . . .
Behold my new sock-in-progress, which is at this point in time nameless:
This is being knit from Hazel Knits Artisan Sock yarn, in the “Euphorbia” colorway. This yarn is 90% superwash merino and 10% nylon and is one of the yummier wool/nylon blend sock yarns I’ve had the pleasure of flinging a needle into. In the immortal words of the LOLCats: “Nom nom nom!”
Why is there an emerald ring stuck in the ball of yarn in the above photo? No reason, except that I was wearing said ring today and it amused me to put it there. More evidence of my mad photo-styling skillz.
Here is the sock resting on my lap earlier today.
Betcha can’t guess my favorite color.
“My favorite color is catnip.”