Pattern: Whippoorwill, by Carina Spencer
Yarn: Yarntini Semi-Solid Sock (Honeytini, ~ 90 yds) &
Plucky Knitter Superwash Merino Wool Handpainted Fingering Weight
(Madeleine Elster, ~280 yds.)
Needles: Clover US 6 bamboo circs
I love the finished project -- it's a great shape, a useful size, and the graceful curve of the border is delightful. That said, it wasn't that fun to knit. The pattern is definitely aimed at the perfectionist who wants all the details to be just so -- mirrored increases, special types of yarnovers, etc. I am just not that kind of knitter. My life provides me with enough small details to stress out about already! If I'm going to be super picky about details, there had better be some fancy lace in play, not basic-looking stockinette with a few yarnovers and garter rows.
The yarns were nice to knit but not remarkable -- both are springy merino wool with a fairly tight twist. The Yarntini might be a little thicker than the Plucky Knitter yarn. I wish that the grey were just a bit more even and less splotchy. The combination of the two colors makes me very happy, though -- sunshine on a cloudy day.
----------------------------------------Today has been unseasonably glorious for November in Chicago -- upper 60s, sunshine, a light breeze. Lo and behold, what did I see while driving home?
A city worker wearing a jaunty Santa hat while repaving our street.
Other terrifying signs that people are starting in on the holidays way too early:
- Christmas carols blasting from the outdoor speakers at the gas station
- Trader Joe's is pushing its specialty holiday goodies. The upshot, though, is that Dark Chocolate Covered Peppermint Joe Joe's are amazingly delicious.