I’m so glad it’s done. It’s not washed or blocked yet, but the actual knitting is done.
There were 3 bid modifications I did to the pattern:
- I used worsted weight yarn (Rowan Pure Wool Worsted in Clove and Buttercup to be specific).
- I added a 5th stripe (not in the pattern had to figure out the math, fun times).
- Applied i-cord edge to the wings so that it had the same border all the way around (a pain in the a$$ but SO worth it).
I’m happy to share my modification to add the 5th stripe if you’re just as crazy as I am and you have the pattern. Though adding the 5th stripe means that the wings get even wider and it’s an instant case of “the stripes that never end”. Juggling 3 balls of yarn on the wings, while inherenlty annoying, ended up being totally wroth it for the finished product.
This is one project I’m glad to get off the needles.
The only problem is that in order to block it I need to procure a rather large amount of vinegar as the Clove colorway (aka black) was rubbing dye onto my hands like crazy and since I won’t want that dye on all of my clothes (or my neck for that matter) I need to give it a vinegar bath to set the dye and I need a rather large amount of vinegar to do that. After that it’s going to get a more traditional bath so that it stops smelling like vinegar!
As for other projects…
My weaving is coming along nicely.
I finished one of the two socks I want to get done by the end of the year:
I’ve already gotten to the foot of the second sock (I’m doing a Fish Lips Kiss Heel) and I’m hoping to get them done soon.
Lastly, I finally got around to washing and blocking the houndstooth scarf I took of the loom a couple of weeks ago.
The yarn softened up nicely and I’ll probably wear it more now. :) It was a little scratchy before, but it’s really nice now.
I think that’s it for now!
PS: I GET TO SEE THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF FIVE ARMIES TOMORROW! I’m so excited. I watched An Unexpected Journey today, and I’m going to watch The Desolation of Smaug tomorrow before going to the theater. I’m just so excited! Though I know I’m going to cry :( I’ve read the book so I know what happens. Still, it’s going to be great and I can’t wait!