sometimes something so unexpected happens that i have to rethink a project completely.
and then it just turns silly, because choices seem to multiply like mayflies.
i started out looking to knit a sock that was a spinoff of the paris-roubaix mitts
but when i knitted it up using the same stitch pattern, it didn’t look like the pavé pattern we all know and love. not at all.
it was tiny. but cute. not really what i was looking for—but i liked it. so i decided to keep it on the needles, but try another version to see what i could come up with (poor lisa; i had sent her the pattern already to test knit when i realized it might not be what we wanted after all—YIKES. but she’s a great sport and was happy to wait a day or so til i got it right.).
that’s more like it. that’s the pavé i wanted. (isn’t the yarn beautiful?? it’s grandma’s blessing from briar rose. i am completely entranced with how subtle and mysterious it is.)
here they are together
(isn’t it crazy how different the yarns look when you put them in different light?? the first photos are more true to the real color . . .)
i love them both. the daintier one is knit with some woolen rabbit merino superwash that i’ve had for a while called burgundy bean and sure enough, the motif looks like coffee beans. i bet it would look amazing in some chocolatey-black yarn . . . . maybe this one even
uh-oh—now i like it in both colors too. will i ever stop driving myself crazy??