I would solemnly swear to never make anything with the word “infinity” in its description on 2.75mm needles again, but my resolve is so weak, especially for fine-gauge knitting, that we all know there’s no point. It finally has a name: L’accordéon, and it is part of the same collection as the Cerai cardigan—and some others—that are slated for (ideal) release as an e-book in Spring 2011. Look, I has a pretty thing:
What surprised me the most was how the 2 different colorways of Noro Sekku ended up overlapping. A beautiful swath of purples and then, almost too soon, of red. Potential alternate names for this are “intentional chaos” or “random on purpose” as that really describes what is happening here. Hopefully, when the pattern is released, other people also decide to use their own interesting color change yarns and post photos. This has the potential to look pretty crazy. If I were to do this again it would be fun to use one with lots of short blips of color like my Ella Rae Merino Lace in color 101 with some kind of solid or semi-solid yarn (Malabrigo sock in an analogous but still contrasting colorway?). <missniecy>Can you stand to see more?</missniecy>
This seems to work up quickest when it’s the only thing knitted on in the evenings, though the small gauge and cotton content of the yarn mean I need to take breaks. I’ve been trading back and forth between this and the entrelac hat, which looks rather rumpled in its unblocked state, but here is a snapshot of its last photographed status:
Am on the last round of full squares and then it’s a round of triangles followed by the crown decreases. I plan on finishing it today as its poor, patient recipient has waited for it far too long. Blocking pics to come soon! Yay!
P.S. – Free pattern of choice to the first person to spot the stray Sydney (the cat) hair that made its way into one of the above photos. Hint: it’s white. Winner TBA!