What a day! My region is in the midst of an historic blizzard, which will result in 2 to 2 1/2 feet of snow being dumped on us by the time it winds down late tonight. This same storm brought coastal flooding and treacherous freezing rain and sleet to some areas south of me, and widespread power outages all up and down the east coast. Luckily, I’ve still got power, and more importantly, HEAT, as the temperature has not gotten any higher than the mid 20s (Fahrenheit). But unfortunately, as someone who works at home, this crazy weather does not translate into a proper snow day, so I’ve not had the luxury curling up on my couch with my knitting and Netflix. But this is truly my one complaint about having a work at home job. Except for the fact that I don’t get snow days, everything else about working at home is glorious.
My Swirl is coming along really well. It’s sprouted wings, and now I’m in the home stretch of doing the decreases to shape the front bodice. Only 40 more rows of decreases to do on a piece that started with 569 stitches and totals 305 rounds/rows. The tedious chore begins after the bind off, when I have to weave in all of those tails.
Here’s a closeup of the colors used:
The reverse stockinet sections alternate between three different variegated colorways of the Malabrigo Rios superwash merino. I love how the tamer earth tones are interspersed with pops of more vivid jewel tones and tranquil pastels. The stockinet sections use two of three variegated colorways and either two rows red/one row yellow or two rows yellow/one row red. I was going for a sort of “painted desert at sunset” color palette. Even though that’s a region I’ve never had the pleasure of visiting, I had something like this photo from the travel blog www.gonewiththewynns.com in mind when choosing the colors:
Hopefully the next “Share your progress” update will include a fully finished Swirl!