Monday, January 23, 2017
Lisbon pullover (bottom-up construction and stitch counts) and Ryrau (colorwork chart, which I modified). This is my fourth and final attempt at using my stash of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, in the wonderfully golden "Hayloft", and I promised myself that if this sweater didn't work out, I would throw it to the wolves and be done with it, so it is happy thing indeed that I am pleased with the results here. Cramming the 34-stitch pattern repeat for the Ryrau chart into the stitch counts required for the yoke of the Lisbon pattern required me to finagle a little and simplify the original chart, and there was some self-congratulatory fist pumping when the math worked. So what is that, four finished sweaters for 2017, and we are three weeks into January? Yikes. I am knitting too much, and my wrists are in trouble, so there will be a week or so of me sitting here in the evenings wondering what these strange empty things at the ends of my arms are for. I'll sit down in front of the Netflix machine and, what, just watch?