I love stunt knitting. Trying to do something fun on an impossible deadline makes it even more of a lark. I think this is why I love our annual Bang Out a Sweater knitalong so much. Leisurely knitting has its times and places, but knitting in a hurry can be a blast. And at the end of the race, you get a finished handknit!
So that’s how I’m doing my very own Daytripper Cardigan. We keep telling people it’s a fast knit. But how fast is it?
We’re going to find out.
Palette Picking in Nashville
Can you believe I’m in Nashville? Sitting right next to you all day at our twin desks, and then decamping to watch TV right next to you at night? Isn’t it awesome? I feel a bit like Kermit, just wanting to be close to you in case you need support.
Being physically present at MDK World Headquarters has given me the luxury of being able to make final color selections for my Daytripper Cardigan in person.
After much coloring, and waffling, and roaming Lopi Canyon at Atlas Drive, here are my Final Selections.
Léttlopi for my Daytripper: Navy Blue for the main color. Golden, Glacier Blue, and Rust for definite yoke colors, and Ash, Ocean Blue, Royal Fuschia, and White to give me options for the tiny bits and blips in the yoke.
Whenever I’m knitting on my Daytripper, I’ll be running the stopwatch on my phone. Every once in a while, I’ll stop and take side-by-side photos of the time and my progress. If you’d like to follow along, I’ll be posting them on Instagram. (Ann please follow me on Instagram. What are friends for?)
I’d love to have fellow travelers on this road race. For anyone who wants to time the knitting of their Daytripper Cardigan, for the sake of science, truth-in-advertising, and knitting endorphins, I’ve set up a topic in the MDK Lounge, and I’ll be using the Instagram hashtag #DaytripperTimeTrial.
C’mon speed knitters! This will be fun.