Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The definition of insanity

I know that I was - er - cranky about the pattern errors in the last Kate Gilbert design I knit, but I decided that as long as I knew that it would probably mean a whole new world of pain, it would be okay to try another one of her patterns. It's a basic seduction - dysfunction - seduction - dysfunction cycle. Currently we're in a seduction phase and all is well.

I've had my eye on the Wintergreen Mittens for a long time - I think they are pretty and I was also curious to learn the color cable technique, this despite the fact that in 16 years of knitting, I have never done colorwork (Sheldon looks like he involved colorwork, but it was really just stripes. Honestly.) So why not learn colorwork the hardest way possible - in the round, with cabling thrown in for good measure?

So far, so good. The yarn is my favorite: Blue Sky Alpaca sportweight.


tara said...

i like that pattern- very cool

Anonymous said...

Good luck. I have not been feeling the lure of the Kate Gilbert pattern again.

Hope you have luck, they look warm and soft right now!