With Rowan’s cardigan off the needles, it was time to get a move on with Paisley’s. You may recall that earlier this year, I dyed up some yarn specifically to make a hoodie for Paisley. It wasn’t the Bogatell hoodie, it was a worsted weight one that should have knit up quicker. But then I realized that the yarn I dyed wasn’t superwash (it was some regular wool Mom had bought for dyeing and felting). I’d really prefer to make her a sweater that is machine washable. And then the more I knit on Rowan’s Bogatell, the more I knew the style was perfect for Paisley too.
I didn’t have any “Paisley” colours in my stash, so … I raided Mom’s!
She kindly let me nab some of her precious Wollmeise. (It helps that’s she’s more focused on quilting than knitting these days). She didn’t have three skeins of any one shade for the main colour, so I grabbed three different (but close) shades of dark grey. I figured I could do each 16 row section of the main colour in a sequence of them. The pink and mauve are for the stripes – I think they have a nice pop with the greys.
As soon as Rowan’s was on the blocking board, I started on Paisley’s and it was going swimmingly. It’s two sizes larger, so it was slower, but still things were chugging right along until…
My beloved Chiao Goo snapped right off the cord. And of course, it’s my only one in this size. It’s the only downside to this brand – they do this eventually (usually after many, many, MANY years of use – this one has to be about 10 years old). I’ve got another one on order, but I’m stuck in a holding pattern until it comes.
And I was doing so well… just one more stripe sequence (about 25 rows) from dividing for the armholes. Hopefully that needle doesn’t take too long to get here!