Finished Weaving with the Kids & Thornley KAL progress
Progress on the Jane Thornley Little Vest Knit-Along
(That's the link to Jane's main page, her knit-alongs are on the drop-down menu under Blog)
Lots of the others (in the Jane Thornley Ravelry group) have named their vests and I have, too. As I knitted, I kept thinking of rainbows you see in street puddles - the rainbows from the oil. I tried to think of dragonflies and other iridescent things: beetles, abalone. But kept coming back to the oily puddles. Joni Mitchell has a lovely image in her song "Michael From Mountains" and I also kept hearing those lyrics, '...there's oil in the puddles / in taffeta patterns/ that run down the drain / in colored arrangements / that Michael will stir with a stick that he's found...' I thought about just calling this Michael from Mountains, but have chosen the equally alliterative and less obscure: Rainbow on the Road.
From the left: Interlacements Carolina (?? it's cotton), Noro Blossom No. 20, Rowan Summer Tweed, dark violet, orange, Itata in orange and green, Robin Edmunson Cotton/Rayon in blue and shimmery purple.
Also, I really wanted to get this orange in the back add-ons, but doing another row and then the cast off on each side would have made this too wide. So, I change to the orange just for the cast off. I've never done that before and I like the effect. When I pick up to add the side panels, I will just pick up the WS half of the loop, and I should have a nice thin line of the color.
Tomorrow is a balloon release held by our Compassionate Friends chapter, for bereaved parents. I'll be there to send off one with Patrick's name on it....sigh.