Yesterday, I started Part 2 of The Expanding Spontaneous Project. Since there’s a limited window when the secret recipients will be available in person, I sort of have a deadline. So, the Monkeys must go inside and rest for a while! (They’re progressing nicely; one’s at the foot section and the other is at the gusset decrease.)
I was originally thinking of making a variation on the Crest of the Wave idea for the second wrap, perhaps doing the pattern along the length instead of across the width … but it’s more fun to try a new stitch pattern, isn’t it?? So, Wrap #2 uses Faggoting and Beehive Lace from Barbara Walker’s first “Treasury of Knitting Patterns”. I deliberately chose a lace that wouldn’t be wavy, just to be different. I think this wrap will be more delicate-looking when it’s finished:
The first wrap was a combination of “earthy” colors. For this one, I was thinking of “leaves, sky, clouds”. It took a half day of experimenting to decide on a stitch pattern, get gauge and make other design decisions. The knitting itself should go pretty fast … well, as fast as knitting can go in high-humidity weather!