Big shocker: I made another Ysolda Teague pattern! Here is Damson from Whimsical Little Knits 2 knit in Malabrigo Sock, colorway Dewberry.
I bought this yarn when I thought that I had lost my Orchid Thief. I was so depressed about losing it that I was going to immediately re-knit myself a new one. Luckily, it turned up at a friend’s house and a had an extra skein of beautiful Malabrigo sock. This stuff I so amazing, I had to stop a lot and admire the pretty variations of purple and blue.
This pattern but was amazingly simple to knit. In fact, I barely felt like I knit it at all because it was my car trip and Bart knit that I cast on around New Year’s. I cast on three patterns to take on our New Year’s road trip and this is the first one to finish since most of them are fairly simple “lazy knits.” I was able to cast this off feeling like it was a totally fresh project. In fact, my boyfriend didn’t even recognize it, having not remember seeing me work on it. I can’t wait to wear this and might make another in another color.
Something else I like about this project was an opportunity to do knitting surgery. I noticed that my YOs had wandered while I was knitting, so I ripped out about 10 rows worth of stitches and unraveled just that section.
I have always meant to be a lace knitter who adds lifelines, but just don’t get around to it. Instead, I find mistakes and excitedly scheme the best way fix them. This reminds me of one of my favorite “games” to play as a kid: I would perfectly organize my dollhouse only to have an “earthquake” knock everything over. I would then happily rearrange everything just so. And repeat.