Again. Megsgarden spoiler alert.
So, I pulled out two lovely yarns from my stash, and started a cuff. I picked a pattern from the Mitten Book, and because I like ribbing on my mittens... did ribbing. And colors.
I quickly remembered why I don't do much colorwork - because of the way I knit, its a bit tedious. I drop the working yarn after each stitch. It works for regular knitting, but not so much for colorwork.
Still, its pretty.
Yesterday, while chauffeuring my knitter daughter around, I described the mitten project to her. She asked about lace. I thought about that for a while.
Today I thought some more about lace, and did some paging through one of the Barbara Walker treasuries.
Tonight, I'm ripping out the above and swatching lace. And ribbing. Together.
My stitch pattern looks kinda like this:
Row 1: *k1, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso, yo, k1, p3*
Row 2 and all even rows: P5, K3
Row 3: K5, P3.
I may make it a 2 row repeat, and I may through a cable in there also. We'll see.
These would be fingerless gloves, btw.