Almost end of summer, yes? I've got a couple of weeks left over here, and have been chugging along on a project in Shalimar Yarn's lovely Enzo Worsted. It's a really simple design, but when you do something simple, it turns out that the littlest bits can make a big impact.
So there has been a bit of re-knitting around here. My sleeves no longer look like this. Well, maybe a little bit, but not exactly. The balance is all different now. It's funny how a small change alters the whole feel of the thing, but it does. The details that seem so sublte, actually are not.
So, yes, this piece has had a few revisits, it's not looking like it did in the beginning at all. (and may benefit from a little blocking, dontcha think?)
Plus, in the new lesson dept, I've found that I REALLY hate tinking back from the cast on row. That no longer looks like it did a few weeks back either. But in the end, the new details are just about right. Balance is back, fit is good. Design on the fly, this one.
And I AM - no matter what - sticking with this. There will be no revisit of the entire yoke, thankfully.
With all that reknitting, I'm thinking summer's a great time for a lot of stockinette, don't you agree? I'm not usually a stockinette girl, but I see it's got some value here. And it's going to make a really great basic once this guy is all figured out and written. Not quite there yet, though.
As long as I have you, I probably owe you a drink! Something summery, too. Yesterday was Craig's last day in the office for the forseeable future, so we needed a little something to mark the occasion.. And really, what better excuse for a tequila buffet than getting laid off?
The two best combos were:
1. lemonade, sliced limes and tangerine, and tequila over ice.
2. The grapefruit italian soda, lime, triple sec and tequila over ice.
We only tried a few, since I had to drop him off at the airport at 6am this morning. He's off to Los Angeles for a family wedding, and the girls and I get a ladies only weekend here at home. :)