Many, many thanks to all who wished me birthday greetings yesterday through the email, email lists, blog, Ravelry, mail. This was one of the most fun-filled birthdays in a long while.
Knitting on the seemingly endless stockinette of the guernsey vest has moved on to patterning. (Click to embiggen and then it's really visible what I'm talking about here! Plus, color's better!)
I'm showing the beginning of the fourth row of knit 1 purl 1, reverse next row after 2 sets of purl separated by a row of knit. After the eight rows, I'm planning a row of knit then 2 purl rows. After that will be the separation of the arm scythes.
Right above the Indian corn stitch rows there is a jumble of purl which reads "2008". Traditionally on a guernsey there is a date or initials or a name. And, yes, the two welt sections are different lengths on purpose for better fit.
It's always amazing to me how this colorway changes in different lighting. Inside under artificial fluorescent lighting, the vest looks mostly algae green. Outside in the sunlight it appears mostly grayish blue.
A fuzzy closeup of the new stitches shows better color changes in the yarn and stitches...at least it does on my monitor. This is skein #4.
Until Amy's Pansy Shawl KAL starts October 1, the plan is to work on this and the Round-the-Bend sweater jacket. These projects have all been fun and keep me motivated. The endless stockinette even kept me motivated to get it finished and onto the patterning!