I accomplished 2 and a half rows of knitting, but I knit many more than that. Let's just say that it took a while longer than I planned to establish the pattern correctly. On the upside, it is all good now.
This isn't a deeply complex pattern. It's a 10 stitch repeat and the only complicated thing about it is that I've put in a second colour. You can see why I am doing it though. Because black and red are the most splendid colours paired with this natural toned main colour. I am in love with it even now, when it is still pretty much in my dreams.
The longer I knit this yoke, the more I become aware that this is going to be a very warm sweater. There will be 3 strands of wool over much of the yoke and that means more upper body heat will be held close. Held close at the neck is exactly what I need. I can't wait to be able to wear it.
Also, today, the Grey Shalom hits blocking. There are a lot of ends to weave in and buttons to put on. Today is the day for this because I am off to play with Marcus this afternoon. Once the ends are woven in blocking commences. By tomorrow morning it should be dry. I can't wait.
Two things to look forward to. One in the very near future, and the other a bit farther away. Isn't that grand!