the splits

When your yarn looks like this:

(Yep, that’s all one strand. Four 4-ply strands.)

…you often get these.

The Madil bamboo is also EXTREMELY SPLITTY. And this one doesn’t recover as well as the Pingouin (for the sapphire tank).

Another type of split – a split decision. I don’t know which of the following to put on the sleeves of the Banana Cream cardi.

Branching Leaves?

Or Diamond Spiral?

Sometimes I lean towards one, sometimes the other. I’m thinking the lace because it’s for a warmer-weather cardi anyway – I can do the leaves on something else in the fall or winter. What do you think?

From the same book, this one is just a pattern that I’d relaly like to do sometime – don’t know what in, though.

Leaf Cascade.

titles are difficult

I’ve been working lots on the Sapphire tank – I’m done the back, now it’s onto the front!

After doing all this work on Sapphire, which is on 3.5 mm needles, all other needles seem so large. Anyway, I’ve reinforced my belief that I don’t like Addis much – they were good for knitting in the round, but now that I’m going back and forth I have to really grip the needles so they don’t slide all around. It’s making my hands tired!

The ribbed corset is also making good progress – I’m almost done Chart D.

I was worried about it being too small, and even trying it on I wasn’t too sure – but I think it’ll stretch.

Waving Lace sock has achieved heel:

It’s sooooo pretty!


Look, I made a swatch of an idea!

It’s a swatch in leftover Cotton Fleece, contemplating neckline options for Sapphire. Unfortunately I couldn’t make it work well easily, and I don’t want to expend much brain power on this project. Maybe for a future project I’ll come back to this.

Maybe someone can figure this out – I’ve always noticed that my slipped stitches are always crappier on one side – look:

On the right side, I slipped the first stitch of the wrong side purlwise, and knit the last stitch of the right side. It lies smoothly against the edge of the knitting. On the left, I tried a few things – slipping the first stitch on the right side, slipping the last stitch on the wrong side (and knitting that stitch on the reverse). The slipped stitches are folded to the right side! I’m sure it has something to do with having uneven knit and purl tensions or something, but ewwww. I think I have a solution for the actual tank, though.

I’ve been just working away on my projects – I actually don’t feel the urge to start something new (yet). Here’s the sapphire tank compared with the bamboo chickami, which has stretched after a few wearings:

Looks like it’ll be fine!

I have been thinking about the Calmer I bought the other day….but no new projects till I finish something!