I'm not a sock knitter. I don't have plans to knit one in the near future. Sorry sock lovers, I'm in the garment mood. I don't know how to knit with DPNs in a continuous round. That will change soon.
While at my LYS, a friend of mine & fellow co-worker (the enabler she is), mentioned about the new Jojoland yarn colors that came in. After squeezing the heck out of the yarns and looking in the mirror to see which colors look good on me, I knew this had to be made into something special. We have a sample scarf model on display, but I never made the connection with the yarn and pattern. I tried on the scarf and it was pure joy. I couldn't believe how soft it was, even though the scarf looked a bit rustic. Maybe it had to do with the color choice of the finished product. Here is the same pattern but made into a shawl:
I plan on making the scarf version with only 3 rows of the octagons. The finished scarf is roughly 44 inches by 8 inches. About 20 inches shorter than the shawl version shown. The scarf length is perfect for a petite person like me.
I'm hoping to knit two versions in two different colors.
The colors are absolutely gorgeous. I just couldn't have one color. I chose both. :)
I made more progress on my vest. I'm now knitting the front right section. I had a tough/rough spot when I started to knit the lace pattern and cable. I thought I had run into a pattern error when in fact I was suppose to reverse the instructions from the front left section. That included also reversing the lace pattern stitches as well as the cable. I ended up writing out the pattern instructions for the right section. I tinked the 18th row once as I had added in an extra lace pattern when it should have been the ribbing for the front placket. Then I had to go back and tink the 18th row again as I forgot to knit a buttonhole at the beginning of the row. Once I got over the self-inflicted operator errors, I was well on my way. It actually turned out to be an enjoyable knitting time.