Why pack yarn when you can knit it?
While much was accomplish on Saturday... Sunday was a much different story. Well, that is not totally true. Much was accomplish. It just had nothing to do with moving across the continent.
I spent much of the day knitting. I had it in my mind to knit a bracelet. I had a wee bit of yarn to pack. The logical thing to do was to knit of course.
The one seen in the photos above is prototype one. Lets not talk about prototype two... I have prototype three on my wrist as I type this... four is off the needles waiting for a button and five has made it to the buttonhole and I am sure will come off the needles before breakfast.
I really like the little seed stitch bracelet found in this book but I wanted something with more texture in the stitch pattern. While packing earlier I found a pattern (from one of those groovy little knit a day calenders) for an extended twin rib dishcloth, that I stitched up right away. I found that I loved the stitch.
Now just to make it work for a bracelet. As you can see by all the prototypes I am perfecting it... and auditioning different yarns and buttons. I do like how this button I dug out of my button stash looks like a snap. And so far the organic cotton is leading the way in yarn selection.
This first one was a bit big for my petite wrists... which is kinda funny because my wrists are the only thing you could call petite about me. Seems the rest of my body did not get the "make her petite" memo.
I reduced the number of stitches and I am currently working out just how wide I want it to be... a fun distraction for the moment. I will share the pattern when I figure it all out.
This stitch has a whole lot of switching back and forth between knit and purl. It makes me thankful that I was taught Continental style knitting back in college. I hear English style knitters complain about stitches like this.
What style do you knit?
If you have not learned yet I would recommend finding someone to teach you Continental or left-handed style. I love it. It is fast and easy on the hands and wrists.
Ella is doing her 30 day challenges again and I am going to join her and a few friends. Just so happens that this is knit month.