So I left the rust in the yoke of the BlueBeige Dress as some of you advised – thank you. I completed the yoke and as always, got worried of the outcome and had to take the needles off and wet block the yoke to see the fit. As you can see in this first picture, the piping looks a bit loose, it pops up badly. I have knit this kind of piping many times and I could not believe that again I had forgot that I should have knit it with smaller needle size. With blocking it turned out quite nice. I like the purl row there in the piping as there are purls in the pattern too. But the more I looked at the yoke, the more I became convinced that I should change the main colour into off white. This beige/offwhite variegated yarn was a bad choice and it would make the yoke look muddy. Right now I am waiting for the yarn and the yoke is on hold and it will be next week before I can continue the dress. (Thank you for reminding - I do have the book, Knitting from the Top.)
I cast on for two lace projects last weekend and neither of them have had much of my attention.
The smaller one has grown some. This is Orchid Scarf by Anne Hanson. I like the edging of the scarf and did three repeats instead of two. I just might start another scarf and repeat the edging only. The yarn is ISTEX Einband colour 9936. This is a lovely colour but knitting this fresh and newborn green is so off the season here that it hurts my eyes. Every few rows I stop and think that I should start over with another colour. This green would be perfect to knit in the spring or early summer, not in the late fall.
The other lace shawl is also Anne’s, it is Simurgh, but I am not sure of the yarn choice there either. Usually I love lace yarn but for some reason it now feels a bit too fiddly. It could be that I have not knit lace lately and I just need some getting used to.
While I am waiting for the yarn for the dress, I am thinking of another dress or sweater in the meantime. I love to knit scarves and shawls but it is sweaters that make my wool dance. When the hands feed the fabric on the circular needles, it feels almost like waltzing.
I wish you a good weekend!
PS. I noticed just that I have been blogging for more than three years now. I thank you all for reading.