Good evening. I’ve been hooked on my Hermione’s Time-Turner WIP. Unfortunately, short rows had me going around in circles to the point where I had to restart a few times.
Well actually, the first time was because I realized I was using the wrong size needles for everything. I had knitted the neck ribbing on US 3/3.25mm and then had switched to US 5/3.75mm to start the yoke’s short rows. However, the US 5’s should have been saved for the colorwork section and therefore the US 3’s for the short rows. That meant the neck ribbing should have been knitted with US 1/2.25mm.
Then the next two tries was because I didn’t properly pay attention to the short row instructions; I’m knitting from the book which has been resting in my lap. I felt like a dog with a bone. I didn’t want to give up.
By yesterday I was finally on track and now I am here:
Woo hoo, I have hit the colorwork section! I apologize for the view as you can’t really see anything of the design. The stitches are slightly bunched which has caused the knitted fabric to roll. Nevertheless, I’m very happy to be immersed in this section.
The Behind-the-Scenes Deets
- I’m knitting a size M.
- I accidentally cut the purple yarn; I felt so stupid. What was I thinking?! Despite that, I started using a third, new skein of Hyacinth.
- When I had restarted this WIP the first time, I used a second, new skein and noticed it was more tonal than the first one that had been knitted with the wrong needle sizes.
- I changed knitting style for the colorwork and am using both hands – knitting Continental and English. I meant to try to knit two-colors, Portuguese style but I don’t have the patience to experiment for this sweater.
- A library audiobook has been my companion – the Flavia de Luce series.
- I finished The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag yesterday.
- Now I’ve been listening to A Red Herring Without Mustard.
Now I’m off! I just may start another project although I’ve no business to with the several 2020 WIP’s that haven’t been finished. Oh well, I only live once, right? TTYS!