Two projects diverged in a wool room here,
And sorry I could not knit both at once
And be one knitter,
Long I stood and looked at centre paneled vest
Then chose the Peasy - just as fair.
With apologies to Robert Frost, my dilemma about which project to knit next reminded me of his poem, The Road Not Taken.
At the time of writing Friday's post, I was leaning towards Sally Melville's Centre Paneled Vest/Sweater. It would appear, though that my tastes are not in sync with the tastes of blog-land knitters. Most commenters voted in favour of Peasy.
Easily swayed and showing no resistance, Monday, I cast on for Peasy. After an inch of knitting, I realized I had the wrong size needle. Oops. A re-start with the correct needle size and Tuesday evening, here I am.
The knitting, at this stage, is motivating, making Peasy seem like a quick knit. Adding interest is the lace at the beginning of each row. Once that's finished, there are just miles and miles of stockinet. Perhaps not so quick at that point.Most of the 461 projects on ravelry claim this to be an easy pattern but there are a couple that speak of difficulty through the lace work. Forewarned is forearmed. I wrote lace pattern notes out in detail and - so far, so good.
Peasy is knit top down and I'm looking forward to that 'fit as you knit' process. The yarn is lovely, the pattern lovely and so far, I'm glad I chose the path I did - that seems to have made all the difference.