|Clara knit with Stroll Tonal|
Sorry for the scary photo of my legs but I was enjoying the sunshine while we have it. It's supposed to be rainy for the next four or five days.
Notice my little red Bug in the background? I'm so happy. She's finally driveable again. I missed Little Red this past winter.
But you want to know about the knitting, not about how much I've missed my car. I finished the Swoncho and will share a photo once it's blocked. Unblocked, it's a sorry looking thing! I was worried about the fair isle section being too tight. It's not. It's actually a pretty perfect fit. But the solid part at the bottom.... Good Lord! There's enough room for six pregnant me's in there! My prayer is that when it's blocked, it will hang better. At the moment, the ribbing is folding up a little even though I knit it a half inch longer than the pattern called for. On top of that, I can't decide if I should have knit the whole thing a bit longer. I added several inches to the pattern's recommendation but..... I'm hoping and praying blocking will fix it because I really, really don't want to have to rip the ribbing and try to pick up 400+ loose stitches.
And with the completion of the swoncho, I immediately cast on Clara for Hayden. I think this will be a fairly quick knit. I'm using Seashell Stroll Tonal and am praying it will look okay. All the examples I've seen have been knit in solid colors and this tonal has a lot of color fluctuation in it. I think it will be alright though. And hey, if it's not, well, I'm knitting the three month size. She can spit up on it a few times and then outgrow it in a week or two.
Hope you are enjoying some warm sunshine where ever you are. Happy knitting!