My stats say that this blog gets 75 - 100 page views every day. But I get five comments per post, tops. Perhaps it's my subject matter? On the rare occasional that I blog about knitting, the comment count rises a bit.
Okay, let's talk knitting.
Back in the summer, when I got really, really, really sick of knitting fingerless gloves, I cast on a couple other projects. One is now finished, the other still OTN. We'll talk about that one another day.
Yarn: Shibui Knits Pebble (light fingering: 48% silk, 36% merino, 16% cashmere), Shibui Knits Silk Cloud (laceweight; 60% mohair, 40% silk), and Shibui Knits Cima (laceweight; 70% alpaca, 30% merino).
I saw this pattern in an email from the Yarnery, a LYS in St Paul, and it grabbed me. The pattern is nothing special -- cast on 70 st holding two strands of laceweight together and work seed stitch until forever.
But the yarn! the yarn! The Silk Cloud is similar to Kid Silk Haze but much softer, more like angora. The Cima is lovely stuff, too; the Pebble, meh. Section one is two strands of Pebble, section two is one strand of Pebble held together with one strand of Cima, section three is two strands of Cima, section four is one strand of Cima held together with one strand of Silk Cloud. And so on, seven sections in all.
When I started this it was going to be for me, but somewhere along in the process I decided that it will be a Christmas present for Elder Son's next-door neighbor who has been so very helpful and friendly to him and to us.
That is the good news. Now for the bad.
As the project went on... and on... and on, I started to screw up the seed stitch. One mistake every 12" or so was okay, it wasn't that noticeable, yada yada. But then the mistakes started happening more often until it was nearly impossible to ignore them.
Then I bound off.
Yes, one end flares a bit, although perhaps not quite as much as it looks like here.
The error I want to call to your attention is at the bottom of the scarf. Each section should be ten inches (that's 25 cm for those of you counting anywhere else in the world), and each of the first five sections are, indeed, ten inches long.
Section six and seven, not so much.
And then there are all those seed stitch errors. Happily, they are in the last two sections -- the ones I will have to frog and reknit.
What was I thinking? I remember carefully measuring every section as I went along. Early onset Alzheimers, I guess...