Two years ago…

…I made this top.  It was too large and knew it would end up on the Island of Misfit Knitting.

So I ripped it apart and chose a different pattern: Drops Design Sunny Day Top #170/32.  It’s been almost finished for over a year.  What was the problem?

I had to weave in the ends.

The yarn is a 50g, 90-yard ball of a cotton/acrylic/nylon blend in DK weight.  I used almost all eight balls.  I have 28 grams left and I wish I would have made a top-down top so I could use every last inch.  Alas, that was not the case.

Saturday morning found me weaving in the ends.

And now I can call it FINISHED!

I’m a bit hunched over so you can see the eyelet details but I think I look like a linebacker.

Have you finished anything lately?

 

Cliff Walk revisited

The leg and heel turn are done and I’m part way up/down the foot of the Cliff Walk socks.

I’m loving the colors of this hand-painted yarn.

This close-up of the stockinette stitch on the bottom of the heel and foot shows the range of colors created.  No color pooling as I randomly applied the dyes.

Have a great weekend!

Ban me

Ravelry has become completely unraveled.

I am a white, conservative, Roman Catholic, heterosexual, female over the age of 60 who supports our country and President Trump.  According to the powers that be at Ravelry, that makes me a “white supremacist.”  I personally don’t care what color your skin is, your ethnicity, your religious or political views, age, sex or sexual orientation.  Maybe that makes me a bad person but I care more about being respectful and compassionate towards others than about how someone looks.

You may not agree with my politics and I may not agree with yours.  But this country has become divided and hateful because some have different opinions.  Everyone is offended by something so should we ban anything if it offends someone?

Ravelry took something nice for knitters, crocheters, and other fiber enthusiasts to share knowledge and patterns and turned it into their own political agenda platform replete with censorship.  If they want to be all inclusive and non-political, they should ban anyone who politicizes “in the form of forum posts, projects, patterns, profiles, and all other content.”  Click here to read their policy.

I view Ravelry’s stance and ban of supporters of this President as un-American, offensive and divisive.

Shame on you Jessica, Casey, Mary-Heather, Sarah and Christina.

Goodbye, Ravelry.

Second try

The Handmade Sock Society third pattern, Cliff Walk, is beautiful.  But the yarn I chose is not working with this pattern.

The color is pooling and the stitches are obscured.

It’s almost a swirling design.

Plus I’m not enjoying the feel of the yarn while knitting, nor the finished part so far.  It’s coarse and not soft.  Maybe that’s due to the cotton content.  I don’t know.

But I DO know that I will begin anew with a different yarn.  My old stand-by: Knit Picks Stroll.  Midnight Heather is a rich deep blue.  (I’d rather use a tonal but I don’t have any in my stash that I’m willing to use for socks.  The yardage for those yarns is enough for some shawls and I’d hate to use some and not have enough for later.)

I only have 56 grams in this dye lot and will need about 70-80 grams.  I might use black for the cuffs, heels, and toes…

…or dye some Knit Picks Stroll Bare that I do have in my stash.