I actually finished something today. I am so freaking excited that I can’t wait for it to dry for a proper photo shoot. I’ll add one later once it’s unpinned, but here it is.
The pattern name is Morning Glory, and I called it Froot Loops for a long time, since that was the yarn color name. However, this is a dead ringer for a Tequila Sunrise, so that’s what I will call it from now on.
7/7/14: Finally added the finished photo to this post.
Pattern: Morning Glory, by Anne Hanson, AKA Tequila Sunrise
Yarn: Brooks Farm Harmony, color Froot Loops. This is a discontinued yarn, so there will never be another one exactly like this. This is a two ply DK weight, with one ply a 50-50 wool-silk blend, and the 2nd ply is mohair. It has a great shine.
Needles: 4.5mm Holz & Stein ebony circulars
Started: May 5th, 2009. I know, this should be quite embarrassing.
Finished: Today, 4/25/14
What I Learned: Knit Companion makes things go much faster. OK, I guess I already knew that. The charts for these aren’t terribly difficult, but especially in that big middle section, the pattern repeat shifts all over the place on every single row. Using stitch markers in between repeats was impossible. I used a marker on each end to mark the borders, but otherwise just went commando. This languished in the UFO pile until I finally put the charts into KC, then I sailed right along.
I was a bit concerned about the grafting bit. This is knit from each end in two halves then grafted together in the middle. It’s actually just like a humongous sock, once you get started. Here are a couple of photos.
And in progress:
I have about 240 yards of the yarn left, so there might be mitts in my future. I was going to knit another pattern repeat on each half, but it’s plenty long enough already, and I just needed this to be DONE. I promised I was going to finish something before I knit with that pretty Ruby Slipper mohair lace. Remember that stuff?
I need to do a swatch, but I think it is going to become this:
The pattern is Cathedral, by Birgit Freyer. I’ll report back when the swatch is done.
Last but not least, here’s your Eagles/Tequila Sunrise fix.