Irene van Dyk.
So, to take away the stress of construction Janae and I took up residence at the table and got creative. Granted, most of Janae's creativity is minute bits of paper on the floor, but it was creative nonetheless. (That's why the vacuum cleaner currently lives in the corner of the room.)
here. I'm loving making this as it's straight forward and stress free (if a tiny bit dull). The result, however, is fabulous. You will note that I've strayed from the original pattern in that I'm doing stocking stitch instead of garter stitch. I'm not a great fan of garter stitch . . . maybe it's a bit of that snobbery coming back.
But in true Belinda style, I have been working on the next pattern adjustment in my head while knitting. I think I might make myself one and make it checked. I find it very ironic that since declaring my strange dislike of stripes, everything I've made so far has been striped. My eye does strange things with stripes, in that it tries to introduce patterns or structures that aren't there. In this case my mind is trying to see blocks of two colours instead. So, once this is complete I might just make up one in two tones but do squares so it comes out like a checker board. I will also have to knit the yarn across the back looser so you get the full effect. I'm not very good at making the same pattern more than once so I hope the enthusiasm is sill there once I've completed this cosy.