I swear I really was going to finish Inishmore before moving on to the next project. But apparently the cosmic had other plans for me. One evening the cord of my only size 5 needles broke off from the needles while I was working on that sweater. I knew I'd have to wait 'till Monday when I go to work to pick up new needles since there are no shops in town that carries it. Well, well, well...
I figured it was about time to remake "Undecided." I quickly re-charted the motif to minimize long floats on many rows. So now there are only 4 or maybe 5 (cannot remember) rows out of 34 rows that have floats on the back for over 6 stitches. This would help with better tension around the yoke.
With both the yarn and the needles available in stash, I started the sweater right away. I was looking forward to it, mostly because I knew the stockinette stitches would allow me to watch more TV and movies while knitting. Even though I was enjoying listening to audio books while knitting Inishmore, but I was really hoping for something that required less effort in concentration.
This version is also high contrast in tone. I used The Sanguine Gryphon Bugga for the sweater. Blue Lobster and undyed yarn.
I had fun knitting this top-down, round yoke sweater with steek. I realized how much I missed knitting my own design I must say. There is certain freedom in not having to read every line so carefully.
A very exciting knitting related story, I got to meet Romi, the fabulous knitting designer last week. We met up for coffee. She moved to this area over a year ago. OMG, she is so cool. We chatted for hours. This was the first time I ever met other designers in real life. I really love her designs and I'd made coupla of her shawls, Carson and Zephyr Cove, and love them both. We chatted about the area, about our lives here. She is a trained musician, and plays French Horn, how absolutely amazing is that?? I felt a bit like a fangirl at first, getting all giddy about meeting her. But she is just smart and lovely, so our conversation was really fun that we talked mostly non-knitting things. I felt so happy to have met her :) That was the highlight of this month for me.