kira makes a knitting update: Les Misérables

So, it’s been a while since I’ve actually knitted, up until last weekend.

Tidbit (my Scion iQ) needed to have routine maintenance and an inspection, so I was going to be stuck waiting at the shop for roughly 2 hours. I needed to bring something that would be portable — so into my bag went 2 knitting projects and my tatting supplies. Because I like to be prepared.

I ended up working on a project that I started a while back and set aside — Les Misérables.

When I first saw the pattern for this deconstructed scarf, I immediately thought of this iconic ballet photograph (Ballet Study by Harvey Edwards), with its well-worn ballet slippers, tattered legwarmers, and mustard-y coloured tights.

Ballet Study by Harvey Edwards

I have long adored the colour of the tights in combination with the distressed legwarmers. I could easily envision the Les Misérables scarf in such a shade, so I selected KnitPicks Palette in Tumeric, described as “a brownish, orange yellow color… inspired by the golden tones of spices found in South Asia…” It looks like the spice Tumeric; however, it has been near impossible for me to capture the hue correctly in photographs.

Les Miserables On Head

I made a fair bit of progress while waiting for Tidbit (check-up all good!), and have continued to pick it up off and on again throughout the week. About to be on ball three (of six). And after all the knitting is complete, it is partially felted. I’m excited.

One day, I will get back to the Featherweight Cardigan. I have made a significant amount of progress on the Cardigan, but have not documented it at all. Perhaps I will remember to snap some pictures soon.


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