Today I seem hung up on color work . . specifically Norwegian style color work knitting. I’m not sure why because stranded color work, for the most part, makes me crazy. But, it seems that all I’ve been able to think about today is color work.
The Fern & Feather pattern has been in my library for quite a while. It was added to my queue in January of this year. In fact, I think I brought this project with me to Missouri. Even being here for three weeks, I’m not going to get 10% done of what I had planned to do.
This morning while knitting and watching podcasts, two of them in a row (different knitters) mentioned Vinterfjell. The designer of the pattern was the next podcast I had queued so I knew I was going to fall for that one . . and I did. Ordered the pattern, ordered yarn.
The same lady has quite a few gorgeous color work mitten patterns so I decided on Spunni. Still not enough . .
The same designer was wearing a Skogafjall that was designed by someone else. At first, I said no because it’s too much like Fern & Feather but it kinda looks easier and kinda looks more comfy to wear so . . I kinda bought the pattern and ordered yarn.
Have I been knitting at all today? Not much – just enough that I screwed up a whole row (320 stitches) on about the 4th stitch in, had to go back and tink all that out, got started again and the darned cable unscrewed from the needle and about 50 stitches had fallen off before I noticed. Pick those up, fix a few dropped stitches . . back to knitting. Actually, I seem to have much better luck shopping than actually knitting.