Unraveled Wednesday. 3/6/19

 

 

Chartreus >>> Fairfield

After wrestling with gauge issues* over and over (and over!) I have a new game plan. The tweed teal Knit Picks yarn has always been intentioned for a cabled, V-neck cardigan. I have made the executive decision to make a Fairfield instead of a Chartreus. I started a Fairfield several years ago but frogged it. (Knit the back, knit the sleeves to the armholes, discovered that I screwed up the sleeve increases, put the sweater into time out, eventually frogged it.) The Fairfield is less ambitious, therefore easier, not to mention a bit shorter. I am hoping that those factors enable me to actually finish the sweater.

Does all this make sense? Maybe, maybe not, but it makes sense in my head so I am doing it.

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Sleeves and the beginnings of cables.

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I cast on a scarf for a portable project, but when I finished it I put it somewhere and now I cannot lay my hands on it. But I can show you the yarn.

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When I finished the scarf, I cast on a sock for a new portable project. Big change: instead of white toes and heels, I went for yellow-green.


I read We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates as my initial step into racism. It was both easy and hard to read — easy because he is a good writer, hard because sometimes the concepts were hard to understand. I recommend it.

They I read Year of Yes by Shonda Rimes. Short, easy to read. As a person who is inclined to say yes, I didn’t learn a lot from it, but I was definitely entertained.

Last night I started Circe by Madeline Miller. So far, so good, too soon to judge overall.

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7 Responses to Unraveled Wednesday. 3/6/19

  1. Kat says:

    I think your made a very good choice with your sweater/gauge dilemma. I am getting closer to the “top of the wait list” for Circe! I really hope it is worth the wait!

  2. Nicole says:

    Sounds like you made a good choice! And I love the socks! They look very happy — perfect for a winter knitting project.

  3. I love your yellow toes on the sock. Oh Boy. I may have to copy that!

  4. Fairfield looks like a much easier/faster knit. Love your yarn choice – and the yellow toes!

  5. Honoré says:

    Looks like you have two good knitting projects to keep you company as you read!
    Cheers~

  6. k says:

    RE: Chartreus; from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” “Run away!”
    I like the yellow and multi-colored. I might try helical knitting with some blues and greens, myself.
    I’m up to the chapter on Obama – Michelle, that is. Always love Coates. Thanks for the lead.

  7. gayle says:

    Enjoy your knitting! (I find knitting cables endlessly entertaining, but even I flinched a little at Chartreus…)
    The Coates book is downloading from NYPL even as we speak. Or, er… even as I type. I was astonished to find the audio version available, so I grabbed it!

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