The sweater continues and I've now finished the body up to the yoke, but it doesn't look much different to yesterday so I shan't bore you with another picture. I'm definitely a "finisher" when it comes to knitting and crochet, and rarely have more than three projects on the go at one time (though I do start to get a little nervous when I'm down to one). Currently I have two projects on the go, so in the interests of sharing and to bring a splash of colour to an otherwise decidedly grey page, here is my current train project:
(I love knitting on the train, it's a great way to replenish my sock supply, plus I often get into conversations with elderly ladies who are thrilled to learn of the resurgence in knitting).
I love this pattern too, it's called "down the rabbit hole", because of the way the spiralling cables twist down like Alice falling into Wonderland. I've had my eye on this pattern for ages but for some strange reason I decided this yarn called for cables.
It works ok with the green and the blue, but the pink/yellow section and the browny purple bits look like a dog's dinner. Cables look good with subtle colour changes but not so much with stripes like these.
|See how far I got before I decided to give up? Madness.|
Anyhow, I'm very pleased with the pattern I'm working on now, and will take it on the train with me when I go back to work tomorrow. Not many more train journeys to go before we move so I shall enjoy it while it lasts.