March 11, 2013
First ever colourwork! Using 3.75 needle instead of recommended 3.25--smallest in my interchangeables set. Crochet provisional cast-on (78 instead of 54 stitches).
March 24, 2013
My stranding tension is still pretty bad, but quickly getting better. I’m two-handing already.
June 9, 2013
I think that the transition between the two charts could have been neater if the first round had been bbybbybby instead of bbyyyybbyyyy.
July 30, 2013
Jesus this is taking a long time. Miscalculated point at which to switch charts (I have two equal sections and lots of yarn left), so I’m going to add another, shorter repeat of each chart--or else see if I can unzip my provisional cast on to make both sections longer…
Later. Wow. I feel dumb. I will just knit longer section of second chart, then shorter section of first chart--because the ends need to be grafted anyway. Why did it take me so long to realize this?
When two sections are equal, remaining yarn totals 50 grams. Switch back to first chart when yarn weighs 25 grams.
August 19, 2013
Ugh ugh ugh. Total disaster when provisional cast-on unzipped. I unraveled my all-blue round, and discovered that grafting in pattern in fair isle is probably impossible. I gulped and ripped it all out. Started again. I’m going to make 4-round bands of solid colour (one yellow, one blue) to separate the two charts and make grafting easier. On the plus side, my fair isle technique is improving, and things are moving much faster this time around. It’s going to be beautiful when it’s done.
August 26, 2013
Done. Finally. Accidentally grafted it into a moebius, but that’s just fine with me. Yellow-dominant section slightly longer than blue section, but that’s also fine. Just barely wraps twice around my neck--I’m going to try to stretch it a bit during blocking. Hurrah!