I have been doing a bit of knitting though! Our vacation involved taking the train (the Coast Starlight) from San Jose up to the Pacific Northwest. Besides being relaxing and providing gorgeous views, a train trip gives you a lot of quality knitting time.
The pattern is called Icy Blue Shell, by Kennita Tully. It was published in the July, 2007 issue of Creative Knitting. My friend, Jessica, was doing an bit of Kondo-ing and was about to toss her old issues when she realized that this pattern still sparked a bit of joy. And, being a good friend, she passed some of that joy along to me.
|Side view, trying to show the side panel of dragon skin|
I didn't have anything in stash that would get me even close to the right gauge, so I treated myself to two skeins of Stonehendge Fiber Mill Shepherds Wool Worsted in a green that's shuddering on the edge of yellow. I think of it as Acid Green. The color isn't true in these photos. In real life, it's a little more like this:
It's as close as my face can get to yellow without melting like the Wicked Witch of the West.
|Close up of the dragon skin panel - color is totally washed out though|
|Color is truer here, but still not quite as neon as in person|
If you can get your hands on the pattern, I recommend it! It goes fast and those dragon skin panels liven up the stockinette just enough to keep you awake.
I have a few sewing projects lined up and waiting, so I'll be taking over the breakfast table again soon.
In the meantime, my Ravelry notes (such as they are) are here.