08 Apr

Knit Night

I promised the airplane knitting that I changed halfway through, and here it is.

Elfe Tee

This was definitely worth re-doing. I like the more subtle striping better with this one, and the thick to thin design works well with those stripes too.

 

Elfe Tee

I used the same gradated yarn (Wolle’s Color Changing Cotton) as in the shawls in the previous Knit Night post. This Elfe tee used two skeins: the first is the Mystique color way, which gradates from navy to grey to chocolate brown. The second skein is called Tardis and goes from the same grey, to medium blue, to navy. the stripes get a little funky in the middle where the greys switch places, but that’s part of what I like about this.

 

Elfe Tee detail

I was very curious to see how two graduated yarns would work together, so this was lots of fun. Next up is a shawl that will use the black to brown to grey that I jettisoned from this project, paired with a grey/purple that should be subtle but nice. Slightly more technical Elfe details are on my Ravelry post here.

18 Mar

Knit Night

Apparently selfies of your feet on airport carpet (Portland, OR in particular) are a thing. My Facebook friends got to chart the progress of my knitting as well, while I traveled to Portland and back. Here’s the round up:

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A Roxborough Dolman Tee started at home. I’m looking forward to seeing how my two similar but different Color changing yarns will interact in the striping.

 

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Colors are starting to change at the Charlottesville airport!

 

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More stripes in Atlanta, though I’m beginning to suspect that my gauge is different enough that this will be too small.

 

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In Portland on our return trip, I’ve made lots of progress in the last five days, but I can also see that the stripes aren’t dancing the way I had hoped, the sweater seems too small, and the construction will mess with my gradients.

 

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On our first flight I realize it’s a losing battle — I’m just not loving it.

 

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Frogged before the drink cart made it to our aisle.

 

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In Minneapolis I download a new pattern. Now it’s an Elfe and I’ve swapped out the black/grey yarn for another blue/grey.

 

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By New York I have a neckline. BTW, La Guardia has the most boring of the airport carpets.