I think the “Carry On” film people should have made one called “Carry On Knitting” don’t you?
That’s not the point of this blog entry, though. It’s just something that popped into my head, unbidden.
A couple of you have asked how I dealt with the color changes for Daybreak. Did I carry the color not in use up the side? And if so, doesn’t that add bulk on one side of the shawl? Or did I break the colors off after each use? Good questions.
I carried the color not in use up the side, and very loosely at that. You need to carry them loosely so that you will be able to stretch the shawl out enough when blocking.
Added bulk? Because this is fingering weight yarn it is not really an issue.
It does, however, show a bit on the right side.
Does this bother me? Not in the least.
I could have carried the yarn not in use in a stitch or two from the edge on each color change, but then I would have had to carry it back out again. and worry about keeping everything loose enough at the same time. So I decided not to worry about it.
Nope, my edges don’t match. It’s a design element.
I did spend some time going through the Ravelry gallery for this project out of curiosity, trying to see what other people did on the edge, but got bored before I could find a photo of a Daybreak that showed a close-up of the edge.
Oh, and while I am in true confessions mode . . . I did not do left and right leaning increases. The direction of the increases are not noticeable in handpainted yarn so I did them all the same way — with the tip of the left-hand needle, pick up the bar between two stitches from front to back, twist it and knit into it.
I am binding off Daybreak even as we speak!
Dyed Delights Club
My lys, fibre space, today announced a new yarn club, Dyed Delights. It is described as “a sock yarn club without sock projects.” Click on the link there to go to fibre space’s website and read all about it. I may or may not know who one of the designers is. Did I join? Of course I did — there are only 50 spots available. And the description sounds fantastic!
“Get ‘em while they’re hot!”