“The Runaway ____.” Anything can be a children’s book title if you use this recipe. The Runaway Pancake. The Runaway Pencil. The Runaway Roto-tiller.
Time for exactly one moment with this Laurel pullover.
Mary was asking what the shade is of this Berocco Ultra Alpaca. It’s 6288, Blueberry. It is the Loch Ness Monster of yarns due to the impossibility of catching a true image of this shade.
This Laurel pattern rates a rugged three-skein difficulty from the Rowan magazine folks, and at first I didn’t understand why. It’s a boxy pullover, with not all that many cables wandering around. Cake!
More like a runny pudding. Now that I have managed to skulk to the end of the second sleeve, I get it, totally: the hard part is the fact that the cables shift one stitch at certain points, two stitches at others. Keeping this in my head is like trying to remember my kid’s lacrosse practice schedule.
These cables look so beautifully irregular because they ARE. I ripped back so many single rows that I could have had a third sleeve by now.
The red arrow indicates where I was watching that gruesome episode of Girls and lost track of the cable to the point that it rerouted itself to the one beside it. I was so disgusted with the sweater, the show, everything that I just left it as The Runaway Cable.
But I’m done. It’s going into the blocking parlor for a little spa treatment.
SO happy to have an alpaca/wool sweater ready for spring. Talk about March Madness.
PS A hearty “congratulations” to Elizabeth W., who “won” the drawing and is the “lucky” “winner” of the leftover yarns from my Alice Starmore Donegal project. Thank you to all the masochists who offered to adopt these yarns–you dodged a bullet!
PSS Loved all the comments about Girls. Such smart thinking–thanks for weighing in.