Hole in one, two, three...
I love it when a designer makes up for my shortcomings. When she puts a few tricks into her pattern that allow me to set aside some of my knitting frustrations and simply enjoy the craft.
I am not a numbers person. I am a word person. This means that counting rows is not one of my favorite knitting tasks. Oh, I’ve collected a myriad of cool gadgets to help me count, but at the end of the day, anything I don’t have to count is a good thing.
Designer Annie Lee has given me a nifty trick to in this pattern, in that each of the two-row repeats creates a set of holes at one end of the scarf. If I need to do the repeat 14 times, I don’t have to fish around in my knitting bag for my row counter, I merely have to count holes.
Can I say how much I love that?
Speaking of love, I am infatuated with the deep indigo of this yarn. I find the color so rich and wonderful. I haven’t decided, however, how I feel about the strands of gold that find their way into the yarn every once in a while. Do they add character? Or do they detract from the blue? Usually I have strong opinions on such things, but for this one, “the jury is still out.” I suspect I won’t really know until the piece is finished.