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?

15 comments:

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

check the photo i post tomorrow, it's for you. the exact color of the caribbean! beautiful!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoox

Finding Pam said...

It worked out according to the actual vote. I love the color of the Pacific View. Reminds me of Jimmy Buffet and summer.

I had to chuckle when you said "you can't trust a knitter". Too cute.

I look forward to seeing all of the sweaters when finished.

Mausie1 said...

Lovely.. Will be waiting with bells on to see the progress....Hugs from SOuth Texas..Birgit

sapphireblue said...

You will satisfy the masses knitting both.

Miss 376 said...

As long as you are happy and enjoying what you are knitting, it won't matter. This is such a summery colour

Devon said...

You should be drinking something with an umbrella in it while you knit with that tropical blue!

Jane/WTKnits said...

Gorgeous blue. Reminds me of summer and tropical oceans *sigh*..........Never trust a poll!

jeannette said...

I looked at all your projects from yesterday, and I do )and did) your peacock project still the most (sorry it's such a complicated pattern!).
But I'm confused about the swatch of this post -first I thought you meant that it's a swatch of Cloud Chaser, but it's not, is it?

Rudee said...

Jeannette, Cloud Chaser yarn is not yet here. I ordered it Monday, so it should be soon. The swatch is for Pacific View.

I've not given up on the shawl. Eventually I'll finish it :>)

Lorna's Laces said...

I'm sure that yarn will be coming soon! Jimmy Beans Wool is good like that.

BTW, did you know that we have a new colorway named Shenanigans? It will be shipping to your LYS starting next week!

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Woo I love that color. That is the one I voted for.
QMM

Stephanie V said...

I was torn between the two so I'm happy with your decision. Be nice to make both, right?

Brenda said...

It will be pretty!

Anonymous said...

I vote for none of the above.

Knitted Christmas bells can be made in any size merely by changing the weight of yarn or needles. A few more stitches can make them even larger. They make pretty decorations for gifts, wreaths or garlands.

Christmas bells are great decorations, and if knitted big enough, can be used as winter hats...

Denise said...

I think I voted for the Pacific one. Behind on my blog reading. Love that color yarn.