Monday, June 04, 2007

k2 tog, yo, k1...

I managed to make it through the second Chart 1 repeat this weekend despite there not being much time for knitting. There's been some light colour pooling every now and then but I really like the texture that it gives to the piece. I've never knit with pure silk before and am loving the feel of it as it runs through my fingers.

When I first decided to do Project Spectrum, I wasn't sure that I would be able to come up with anything "metallic" for this month's colour triad. The colour, sheen, and drape of this yarn manages to be an aging bronze without becoming the tinny gold metallic I was envisioning for this colour set.

I'm hoping to finish one pattern repeat per day. This might be a tad unrealistic since my final licensing exam is on Thursday. After that, it's just a hop, skip and month of summer school until I can finally make the jump from law student to student-at-law.


Nicole said...

Good luck with that "one pattern repeat a day" thing. At first, it's great and goes along really fast. But the rows, they do get longer... :)

Of course, the yarn you're using looks like a lot more fun to knit up than mine. You may be able to knit yours up a lot faster than I can do mine. (I love the way my Icarus looks, but the yarn is a relatively basic knit. Not silk or anything.)

Anonymous said...

The pattern repeats do get slower as the rows get bigger, but it's nice to see the shawl grow as you go. The silk is holding the pattern so nicely! (Oh, that repetition of k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk...)

Good luck with your exam!