Thursday, January 27, 2011
Polling Place Shenanigans
Before I went to bed last night, there were 25 total votes on my next knitting project with Cloud Chaser as the decisive winner (10 votes) and the poll was closed. Pacific view was a close second. When I awakened this morning, the poll showed 12 total votes. What happened with that? Just shows to go ya that you can't trust polls. I wish I'd taken a screen shot, but that would have meant googling how to do that on a Macbook and frankly, I was too lazy to go there. Take my word for it, there was a discrepancy not unlike the political polls in this country that have led us to become skeptics.
Apparently, you can't trust a knitter, either. Though the majority of votes were for Cloud Chaser, the yarn isn't here yet and so with idle hands becoming jumpy, I decided to swatch for Pacific View and nailed gauge with the first set of needles I picked. One thing led to another and before I knew what hit me, I'd knit 16 rows of either the back or the front (they're the same) of the sweater. Talk about a swatch! The lace portion looks uneven, but we all know that will come out in the wash. When I checked gauge in stockinette stitch, the ribbon yarn looks smooth and even, so I'll keep the knitter's faith.
The yarn, a bamboo ribbon tape, is wonderfully soft. The color reminds me of the tropics and unless Jimmy Beans Wool steps on it and gets my Lorna's Laces yarn to me, I see Pacific View getting done first.
So much for polls.
I promise to show you the Cloud Chaser swatch as soon as the yarn gets here. I can knit these projects side by side, don't you think?