...You must rip it
Despite this looking very pretty and loving the colors, the yarn wasn't doing the stranded pattern justice (though it does look pretty good in this picture--better than in person, actually!), so this morning, I ripped back to the cuff. I'm going to do another pattern in that book (brilliantly named pattern 1). We'll see how it turns out. It could just be that this yarn makes too many color changes to work well for any Fair Isle design, in which case, I'll get another yarn. Then, I will have this poor little Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock yarn sitting there and I'll have to knit it into socks for myself. Oh darn.
As I said, I've been working on a baby sweater. I finished the bottom part of the sweater and now have to do the sleeves. The sweater is constructed such that I knit the sleeves to the yoke all in one piece (okay, that probably makes no sense. I'll take pix of the process). So, now I'm working on the sleeves. After having some issues getting the eyelets to look right, I have gotten this far:
I probably need to do another 5 rounds or so and then I will be done with this sleeve. I have already knit the cuff of the second sleeve. Originally, I was thinking I would knit them in parallel, but I think to make that really work, I should've switched between the two every vertical pattern repeat. Oh well.
The question is: what do I take with me to Iowa? Yes, I am going to visit the family this weekend. Unfortunately, I'm driving myself there so I won't be able to knit during the drive (well, I suppose I could try driving with my feet, but I've never done that before and we've had a bit of snow in this area today so now might not be the best time to try it), but I'll be staying with my grandmother and we usually just hang out and talk or watch tv, so I'll have some good knitting time. I'll probably just take everything and see what I feel like working on while I'm there.