Yes. It IS 3:29 AM. Sigh. After casting about for 2 days, unable to settle on the next project, I finally cast on (in the wee hours of this morning) for the Einstein Coat, from the Sally Melville book 'The Knit Stitch.' I had purchased the yarn for this project last spring, and tucked it away. It is thick, 100% wool, very nice to work with. I am already loving it! Nice brainless knitting. Just the ticket ;-D
The color is not true in either photo, it's just a nice apple green in daylight!
I just need to get myself some circular Addi Turbos in size 10, maybe 24" and 36"? The fabric this knits into is very thick and strong. It will make a wonderful coat. However, knitting this on straight needles is becoming very heavy already! I don't need to make my tendonitis flare up, so ergonomics are important!
Mods: I am knitting this in the size medium, because it looks better if it is not too oversized, and I am adding 1" to the peplum length due to being long-waisted. I see that the bodice stretches like a fiend, so I may also take away an inch from that. We'll see when I get there. Right now I'm on the peplum.
And, Ballerina has come to a screeching halt!
Grrr. I simply cannot get past the awful instructions for this. I am going to have to sit down and write out row-by-row where the increases are, and color changes, etc. I got about 8 rows knit up and am completely stuck. This, as it stands now, is not going to be a knit-while-you-do-something-else kind of thing. And it's only garter stitch, for crying out loud!
These count for knitting from the stash, right?!
Off to bed now....'night all!