For some reason, I thought the yarn I’m using for my Persistence is Key project was orange.
I was probably thinking it was orange because of this picture, which is the one I have in my knitting journal.
I was planning to make a hat or something that’s red — maybe fingerless mitts. Right now, since I’m on a work on UFO binge, I was hoping to have a UFO I could work on but didn’t think I had anything that would pass for red.
As I was pulling out projects and yarn and working to get everything organized, I saw this bright red yarn in a project bag. I couldn’t remember what I had in progress that was red.
Definitely red! The yarn is Malabrigo Rios, which I love, and the color is Cereza, which is the same red I used for Addie’s teacher’s Christmas gift.
This pattern is well written but it is going to take forever! It’s weird . . to some degree . . that I could make simple things and make a dozen items in the same amount of time it takes to make one intense project. I guess it’s the same with everything . . open a can of soup instead of making homemade soup.
Back to the pattern – there are cables that run down the front and they’re on page 7. There are cables and a patterned section down the back. I made a chart for that on Knit Companion and that’s on page 16 of my pattern. Then, the instructions for all the cables and there are 1 stitch cables, 2 stitch cables, and 6 stitch cables .. those instructions are all on page 12 so I’m constantly going back and forth between pages 7, 16 and 12. It isn’t hard but even with notes that I probably thought were great when I put this project down last March, I almost never figured out where to start last night. I haven’t started knitting again today yet so I’m hoping I can figure out where I left off.
I think the best thing to do is stick with this one til I at last get past these cables, which will be doing everything except the sleeves and button bands. Not sure I can stick with a project that long but we’ll see.