QueerJoe’s Red Phase
I didn’t notice it until this weekend, but everything I’m making these days seems to be red.
I guess I am a graduate of Rutgers College and the school colors are red and black and white (I know…garish), but after my current knitting project, I plan on working with any other color than red for a while.
Thanks to Jane (AKA Lacefreak), I decided to use wires and pins to block my Ichida lace project. Here are some pictures of it while it blocked.
This last picture is the piece completed and lying over the end of the guest bed.
Suffice it to say, I’m very happy with how it turned out.
I decided to do a pullover vest with the red Rowan Felted Tweed (color Rage…not technically red?), and I opted to use the stitch pattern from the sock pattern in Kristen Spurkland’s book, The Knitting Man(ual). I’ve finished about nine inches on the back and I’m loving the drape and hand of the fabric. The yarn is very nice.
Here’s a more detailed photo that will hopefully show the pattern a little (god, I wish I could take photos like Jared)
For those that knit lace, I’m sure you’ll agree that progress on a sweater seems to go MUCH more quickly.
I’ll discuss the other red projects I’m working on in my next post.