Notice anything unusual about this sleeve? Notice how the striping from bottom up is green, purple, orange, green, purple, orange, green, purple, green... D'oh!
Basically, I had two balls of sock yarn in my stash. I decided I wasn't ever going to use it for socks, so I found the Simple Stripes Sweater pattern on KnitPicks website (for free). By the time I got around to knitting it up, I figured I would have to make the 12 month size for Sweetpea so she can wear it this fall. Problem: That size calls for three balls, so I had to order an additional ball. I compared the new ball closely to the two I already had, and couldn't see any difference, even though they were different dye lots. However, the difference is the yarn is skeined BACKWARDS from the original skeins! I finished the second ball just as I was starting the top purple stripe, so I pulled out the final and newest ball, pulled the yarn from the center until I came to the purple section and started knitting. I got a row and a half into the green before I realize I should be knitting orange.
I quickly frogged back, consulted the first sleeve, pulled out an appropriate amount of yarn and started again from the other end. All pieces are now blocking. I am determined to finish this before we hit the road Saturday!
I started swatching yarn for my Tempting II sweater. The pattern calls for 20 st x 28 rows to 4 ", and I have 20 st x 26 rows. Since the yarn I'm using (TLC Cotton Plus) is half cotton, I will wash it before I officially start.
Gotta go, it's Midnight, and I need my beauty rest!