I’m relieved to report that I am on my way. I’ve made it through the first 44-row repeat of this Jade Starmore Glenesk pullover, aka My Constant Companion. All I can say is that I look forward to a conference call with uncommon enthusiasm these days. Keep talking, everybody! I’m busting on this thing.
My chart has now arrived at its optimum level of usefulness. It’s like a coloring book for knitters.
The colors look plenty distinct when seen up close. It’s from a distance that they start to play tricks.
Jade Starmore created this stitch pattern after seeing a half-sunk shipwreck along the coast of the Isle of Lewis. She writes, “On Gress Beach there is an intriguing remnant of a small ship that shows the unusual beauty of something man-made being claimed by nature over a long period of time. All that remains of the good ship Glenesk are the boiler and the ribs of the hull, which protrude through the sand to a greater or lesser extent, according to wind and tide. The boiler is obviously made of stern stuff, and is now home to limpets and barnacles, while the sand worms like to make their homes in its shade.”
So: the ribs of a ship, and seaweed, and stormy skies. I get it. Anchors and waves and all sorts of stuff.
In Conversational News
“This is such an amazing thread!” Lisa says, about the conversation over on Ravelry about Hard Knitting Projects: A List. The excavation of half-done, unbegun, woebegone knitting projects makes me want to dig out another one. Doing an impossible knitting project is so much more possible than just about any problem in real life. Join us! It’s easier than real life!
PS Julia Louis-Dreyfus and I have had SUCH a great time hanging out. She says she wants to become a better knitter, but she’s just being modest. Talking my ear off about Russian joins and German short rows and Latvian braid. Enough, Julia! She can recite the Plucky Knitter FAQs like a catechism. She’s already booked her house for Rhinebeck. She’s a pro.
Aw not really. But we will hear from her. I have no doubt of this.