It's just acrylic (altho' with a nice feel to it!) so I don't know how well it would take dye -- but white's good too! I mean, it's not like I'm going to stop knitting any time soon -- plenty of life left to use up good yarn. ("Sorry Mr. Death, I can't go yet -- my stash won't let me leave!")
Heading into the home stretch, starting the second pillow. Hopefully I’ll have finished the bulk of the knitting by next weekend, and can make the pillow covers and knit the border on the blanket. I’m painting the two attic bedrooms this summer, one pale green, the other cool blue, with white trim, linen and red accents – and I think this will be perfect on the daybed!
The bottom, dark blue square is the Diamonds and Crosses I posted a while back. It’s actually not bad looking on the reverse side, either.
The white square is a fun pattern I cal “Bay Scallops” for lack of any other name. (I didn’t invent the pattern, but the book I took it from doesn’t give names. As always, if you see a pattern I’ve ‘renamed’ and know it by something else, let me know!)
Multiple of 20 + 1
Row 1 (right side) K6, p9 *k11, p9 * -- repeat ** to last 6 stitches; k6
Row 2: P5, k11 *p9, k11 * -- repeat ** to last 5 stitches, p5
Row 3: K4, p13 *k7, p13 * -- repeat ** to last 4 stitches; k4
Row 4: P3, k4, p7, k4 *p5, k4, p7, k4 * -- repeat ** to last 3 stitches; p3
Row 5: K3, p3, k9 p3 *k5, p3, k9, p3 * -- repeat ** to last 3 stitches; k3
Row 6: P3, k2, p11, k2 *p5, k2, p11, k2 * -- repeat ** to last 3 stitches, p3
Row 7: K3, p1, k13, p1 *k5, p1, k13, p1 * -- repeat ** to last 3 stitches, k3
Row 8: As row 3
Row 9: As row 2
Row 10: K6, p9 *k11, p9 * -- repeat to last 6 stitches; k6
Row 11: K3, p4, k7, p4 *k5, p4, k7, p4 * -- repeat to last 3 stitches; k3
Row 12: P4, k3 *p7, k3 * -- repeat ** to last 4 stitches; p4
Row 13: K5, p2, k7, p2 *k9, p2, k7, p2 * -- repeat ** to last 5 stitches; k5
Row 14: p6, k1, p7, k1 *p11, k1, p7, k1 * -- repeat ** to last 6 stitches; p6
This is the other project I’ve been working on; a double knit totebag to be felted – so it’s enormous and takes twice as long to work as a single thickness project. I’m under a bit of a time crunch on this one; it’s for a firend who is having a baby in June, and I want to her to enjoy it before we start bombarding her with baby-related crafts!
And then there’s the garden to get going…. And replacing the back patio… and beginning to scrape and paint the wood trim on the house… and….
Hope you’re all having fun with whatever you’re doing!