This morning I turned on Ms. Martha Stewart and she was making parkerhouse rolls, remember them? They look so delicious, I think they must be considered for the Thanksgiving menu...forget turkey...give me bread!
I've been feverishly knitting on my aran sweater, what is it about a cable chart that eggs me on to see what the next row will bring? This is quite an easy aran sweater, the chart is very clear, though the large patterns are accurate, the small side cables don't jive when you have to repeat the chart. But, it is simple to do those without a chart. As you can see much progress has been made. Big needles, big yarn, fast knitting, I did decide to lengthen the body about 2 inches. The pattern calls for decreasing for the armholes at 33 cm/13 in, which on me is about belly button level. This is a thick, warm sweater, why would I want my belly peeping out? I used a tubular caston and went straight into the first row of the chart, looks innocuous enough, which is what I was going for. I've deciced I don't much like tight ribbing, it's not flattering--so begone!
Fast and easy...
As an antidote to cables, I began working on my Phildar Copacabana sweater. This is a very undemanding pattern, and also knits up rather quickly. The yarn is 100% rayon and really looks like strips of paper towels. It's of course much stronger than that, and knits up like the tape yarn it is. The colorway is called brindille (twig?), but it reminds me of butter lettuce...
Interesting shaping, sweater begins in stockinette then continues in ribbing.
Twig - no; butter lettuce - yes.