Somebody at KnitPicks needs help naming their colors. Don't you think? Seriously. This is not Orchid. Yes, it's KnitPicks version of ShineSport in their color "Orchid" but I did not get to be 38 years old (or however old I am) with the idea that this is "Orchid".
What I see on my screen is a VERY accurate representation of this color and it looks identical (to me) to what KnitPicks has on their color squares on their web site. Don't get me wrong - this is a beautiful color and it's a good color on me! I just don't call this Orchid. Let's say Raspberry? Berry? ANYTHING but Orchid. Orchid, to me, is a light lavender color.
So obviously Orchid won the poll and I will be knitting Calliope with this yarn! Yes!! This might be hard for most of you to believe but I haven't cast on for it yet. I had to send Jeff to the yarn shop today to pick up some size US2 circular needles. Um. Yes. A sweater. I'm knitting. Size 2 needles. What was I thinking?
Oh... by the way... that poll. I'm telling you the Green Apple color was winning but somehow... I don't know... I highly suspect some ballot box stuffing by someone who really really wanted Orchid to win and kept chanting *Orchid*Orchid*Orchid*. Just sayin. heh
And I've been reading the pattern and printing a bit of additional information. In my searches around the internet for a knitalong for this sweater I found one person who was knitting it and complained that the "Channel Island caston" prescribed in the pattern isn't actually described in the pattern - so I had to go dig up the instructions for that (not so easy).
After mentioning that I would be knitting this pattern, Christine
the suspected ballot stuffer told me that she's also knitting this sweater right now!! What a coincidence! And.... you won't believe this.... also in the "Orchid" color of ShineSport! Hmmm! Christine mentioned that for the size she is knitting the stated caston number is incorrect. So I sat down with my calculator and made it do the math. The caston number for the size that I'm making appears to be correct. So all that's left is for Jeff to get home with those knitting needles.
Oh - and for me to get home from the movies. I'm taking Suzannah to a movie tonight if Jeff doesn't have to work too late. We'll see how that goes. Maybe we can have a little Calliope progress on Monday! YAY! I'm really excited to get going on this one.
I found someone with a neat little progress bar program she had written for her blog. I'm waiting for the word from her but I am hoping to start using a progress bar on the side for each of my WIPs. That WIP list really needs cleaned up. And I seriously need to update the photo albums for FOs. And I really need to re-organize the photos on my computer so that I don't have to dig through a bunch of frogged WIPs that will never see the light of day again as their old self.
I could go on about a few more reincarnated WIPs (one which I hope to finish this weekend). Somehow I'm suddenly in the start-itis mode. Let's hope it continues on to the finish-itis mode.
And finally, yesterday's frolic in the sprinkler. The girls had fun and it was a beautiful day to knit in the shade of a tree with Lila Pearl at my side on the blanket in her bouncer.
Emeline is so happy to have her SeeSee (Suzy) here visiting. :)