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August 31, 2020

sunflowers one way or another
posted by soe 1:46 am

I mulled it over my Tour de France Knitalong project one more day, but then decided just to get on with it.

When I’d been looking for various yarns yesterday, I’d come across several contenders for Reyna. There was one that was sort of Christmassy. There were several in my favorite purples and pinks. And then there was this skein:

Van Gogh's Sunflowers

A skein of Dragonfly Fibers Pixie in the colorway Van Gogh’s Sunflowers — This seemed oddly appropriate for this year’s Tour project, since the change in the 2020 race schedule means that we likely won’t get to see the fields of lavender or sunflowers that usually mark my favorite stages of the race.

I cast on while we watched today’s stage tonight and finished the first garter section.

Sunflowers One Way or Another

I’m using a US6 needle instead of the US4 suggested in the pattern, but so far I like the fabric. I won’t know for sure until I get through the mesh tomorrow if it’ll be too loose or not, but it’s a pretty speedy knit so far, so if I have to rip it out, I feel confident that I can make up the loss in time.

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