The big bad swatch, the big bad swatch… I’m taking a page from the EZ craze and “swatching” with the little hat, which seems like an entirely sensible approach to me.
Please excuse the crappy, curling-like-the-dickens, unblocked colorwork photo. It’s cute, but full of annoyances so far. It curls like crazy, the yarn has already broken in one place and I have a quick-n-dirty fix just holding it all together until the break is a little further from the needles. I’m not entirely sure what to do about the break, honestly. I guess just duplicate stitch around the hole?
The ladybugs are adorable but require either long floats or finagling to keep the carried-along color from showing. I think the recipient of this set will swoon, and it’s awfully nice to be doing something a little complicated again, but I don’t think this will go down in history as my favorite knit ever.
(The shaped v-neck just might, though. I finished it up tonight and hope to have an FO post tomorrow or Wednesday.)