Right now I’m between projects. I don’t have yarn ready for anything new so I’ve grabbed this project from the napping pile to work on today.
I originally started the Color Block Bias Wrap on New Year’s Eve. I purchased the pattern and the yarn after a trip to one of the local yarn stores. They had a sample knit up and it felt like holding a cloud. The yarn, Classic Elite Yarns Mountain Top Chalet, is alpaca and bamboo. A chainette yarn (something new for me), this yarn is soft and very airy. The pattern is a simple three-color, bias knit pattern. I was drawn in like I have never been before. I NEVER purchase the yarn suggested for a pattern. Based on the sample, this time I did.
I don’t love this project. First, I hate purling. Second, on the size US 13 needles, it seems too loose and I just can’t seem to maintain my tension. I’ve already modified the pattern. The pattern calls for the first stitch to be slipped. I did not like the way it was turning out (sloppy and loose) so pulled it out and started over knitting/purling the first stitch. I have never had problem with the tension of my first stitch this way and I think it looks very nice as is.
I don’t know that this will ever be a priority project (though it should be based on how much this yarn cost!). But today I’m knitting it.
What are you working on today? Let me know in the comments.