Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Granito by Joji Locatelli. Such beautiful simplicity, that thing. Those pefectly placed pockets. The skinny sleeve/baggy body combo that I'm so into right now. Even though I suspect this otherwise very good yarn (Holst Supersoft) is not a good match for the pattern--Supersoft is quite rustic and a little bit scruffy and light as a feather, which is ordinarily one of it's big advantages, but it isn't going to drape at all, and Granito seems to need drape--I had some Supersoft in the stash and this pattern was crying out to me. It may work out just fine, but somehow that isn't the point right now. I have reservations, indeed I had reservations when I set out, but I am enjoying it anyway, and I might surprise myself--it could be perfect. It might! We knit on the porch, Catdog and I. She offers advice and suggestions, and raises an eyebrow slightly at me now and then, when I make an ill-considered yarn substitution, but for the most part she is intent on the arrival of the garbage truck or the mail carrier or somebody going by on a bike, and can't really be bothered with my yarn problems.