My baby sweater is too big, and needs pulling back and making smaller. It won't bee too bad, but I really hate that when you are knitting along great guns and whammo, you need to rip back. Tomorrow. (Or today as the case may be.)
I consoled myself knitting on Aethercopter. Now according to my Ravelry page for this project, I have only been knitting this since May of 2011, which means it isn't all that old. However, I have tried all sorts of things before I started this with this yarn. It goes back, project wise to 2009, almost the dawn of my knitting. The strong colours made pattern choice difficult.
I think I struck it right this time.
The strong colours keep it busy but the small regular lace seems to work with it. And, even more important, I have two similar but slightly different colours of yarn.
The ball shades white to light blues to medium blue and the skein shades softest gray to dark blue. I am going to be watching closely. The yarn is so regularly coloured that pooling is a definite hazard. At the same time, pooling might be a strong point with this combination of yarn and pattern. I really won't know till I have knit on it a bit more.
The yarn is street yarn from Kiev. I teased Son1 into searching for it the first time he went to Kiev to meet his now wife (and mommie to my Sweet Thing). It was bought at a street market. It isn't a fancy yarn. It is a sound acrylic and is fuzzy and sticky, but that fuzzy and sticky is really part of its charms. I can't wait to see it once it is washed and dried and draping softly. I am hoping for something wonderful to happen!
Anyway, while the spirit moves me, I will knit on this, and later, may fix my wee sweater. But for now, before I go too far, coffee and a podcast or two.