I can’t believe I have something to show this week! Until Wednesday it was looking like I would have 3 WIPs going and nothing done. But Wednesday I decided to focus on Diantha since that was the oldest of the 3. And by 1:30 am this morning I was done! Blocking and just waiting for it to dry. If it’s dry by this posting I will update the photo after weaving in ends.
Diantha was a pattern gifted to me, oh no! I forgot who gifted it to me. I am so embarrassed. If it was you, please leave a note in my comments. I have an idea of who I THINK it is, but I don’t want to say the wrong blogger. It’s that middle-aged brain! So, the lovely blogger gifted me this beautiful pattern that I had been wanting for a long time. I knew exactly which yarn I was going to use. Forbidden Woolery’s Lust. I wish Leann was back in business, but that will have to wait until little ones get older!
I cast on this project while traveling to Florida in March, just over a month to knit. But really it only saw the light of day a week in March and then a little here and there until this week. Once you got to the short rows it just flew! Cast on 409 sts, cast off 206. With little yarn to spare! I used up all 437 yards, easy. I didn’t even sweat it as I saw the skein whittle away to nothing. Well, almost. So maybe I did open my Excel stash file to see if I had a fingering to use for the missing bind off sts if need be.
I am not sure if those black spots really are pooling from the bits of black in the yarn, or a product of the flash. I need to redo some of the points, so I will look a bit closer when I go back to it. Funny how you see things in photos you never notice in real time. I am not setting the points as she did in the original. I just don’t have enough room to get this blocked properly. If I am not happy once it comes off the board I will redo it on one of the twin beds in the spare room. But for now, I want to try and wear it at least once before summer truly hits. There may be a cool evening still left in our Spring.
So, by the hair of my chinny chin chin I made it to another FO Friday. Whew! I am not sure how much longer I can keep the streak alive. Maybe it’s time to get more baby stuff out of the way. I have a due date of July for a baby girl and will knit big sis a matching piece, and I want to do vests for two young brothers. Plus, I have mittens lined up to do. Yes, in the run up to Summer I am going to work on mittens. LOL. At least I will be ready for next winter.