So, of course I am still, forever working on my Kauni cardigan. I was in the lobby of the gym waiting for husband, knitting on the cardigan when I heard a large gasp “Oh – you have the yarn”. I looked up and saw a customer of Woolbearers. “Where did you get that yarn?” she asked plaintively. “Why, at my store”. “Where’s your store?” “You know, Woolbearers, you are a customer.” “Oh, I thought you looked familiar – are you making THE sweater, you know, the one the Yarn Harlot made?” So we chatted a while and husband appeared and we both said our goodbyes and she will be in the store soon to get the yarn. A good KIP story.
The sad part is, when I got home, I realized that I didn’t count correctly when dividing up the sweater for the steeks (I was just about done with the body when I realized this), so I had to frog all the way back to the beginning of the armhole steeks. All the work that I had done while on vacation – poof – gone. I was a little upset, but I really took this one in stride. Worse things happen, I think.
Now, the colors did actually meet and the after one set of four rows of the fair isle pattern, the colors actually switched places – the color that was on the ball that I took from the inside changed places with the ball of yarn that I was taking from the outside and now everything looks almost mirror image. There are a few rows where it really blends and it’s a little hard to see the actual pattern, but I think most folks who are knitting this experience the same thing (at least the pictures of the sweaters that I have seen on Ravelry) – and I am sure we didn’t all start knitting in the same place.