Friday, April 8, 2011

WIP: Miralda 2.0


That's right.  Another Miralda (rav link).  The color is showing up kind of strange.  I think my computer can't handle the ridiculous saturation of this yarn, which is a mixture of deep magenta and rose.  It's a little more variegated than my first Miralda, but I like it.

(Miralda the First)

I think I've already said everything there is to say about this pattern.  Perfectly balanced, fun to knit.  Genius, yada yada.  Of course it looks like dog food right now, because it's unblocked.

It looks like nothing right now, but I'm getting more and more excited as I knit to have my favorite scarf back, because in my opinion, pink goes with everything.  (Pink is the new neutral?)  On that note, I cast on for my second Lilac Leaf Shawl in that pink Silky Alpaca Lace.  It's taking serious willpower not to drop everything and work on it.


Cindy Stewart said...

How loose are you knitting the nupps in that shawl? I can't seem to get the tension right on mine.

Also, sorry about your first one. I can imagine the heartbreak of losing a project, especially one that's so many hours.

Cory Ellen said...

I knit my nupps pretty loose, about twice as wide as the needle. I've noticed that when you go on to the next knit stitch, it tightens the tension on the last yo/knit stitches, so it's helpful to do those last 2 looser than you'd think. I've also noticed that no matter how wonked the tension is because of looseness, blocking fixes many, many things, so it's much better to be loose than to be too tight.

Thanks for the condolences. I still get nostalgic about it, but now at least I can fill the gap it left in my wardrobe!