Folks, I finally got to ply some of the vast teetering mountain of July-related handspun yarn.
And with October fast approaching I couldn't let Trick or Treat fall to the bottom of the queue. I don't know though - too cheerful for Hallowe'en?
Here is the treat:
I couldn't believe how well the two strands came together, matching up for perfect colour shifts all the way along. Isn't it gorgeous?
Sadly: the trick followed.
So. Much. Barberpole.
Not that I don't like barberpole, because I do. And I like solid shifts, and polka dots for that matter but what I really like just one thing per skein and I don't have it.
The second half of the braid wasn't much better - still a mix, but it went kind of back and forth for the duration.
On the upside though: done!
And maybe there's something I can do to make the shifts an asset rather
than a big ol' Weird. Like - linen stitch to break it up? Ribbing for
the straight striping effect and stocking stitch afterward? Eh, I don't even know what I'm knitting with this stuff yet, so I've got time I guess.
Hope you get some good thinking time today, preferably with a side of stitching!