Between the fantastic trip to New York with Double Vision, a sad going away party for close friends, and the madness that continues to call itself my house i have been finding bits of time here and there to … knit! Not really much of a surprise as i have needed all of the relaxing and meditative activities that i could find to help keep me sane over the last few months, and weeks even more so. What have i been working on? Another skirt!!! I am super excited about this one as it is six hexagons knit from the outside into the middle using spaced decreases and four rows high. It's a math skirt!
Here is a picture of the Turtle skirt keeping a park bench in Central Park warm a few weeks ago. I am really enjoying the skirt as it is a fairly easy knit without a pattern to carry around, but it's not plain. I am not just knitting back and forth, back and forth. I am knitting hexagons that are 18 stitches wide on all sides to begin with and all of them end up as only a single stitch on the needles after all of the decreases. I love you geometry.
Now that i have finished nearly the top two rows of hexagons i decided it was time for some dress form testing. So far so good… I was pleasantly surprised that the skirt seems to fit. The hexagons are bubbling a bit in the centers, but nothing too weird that the blocking won't fix. I love the Star Skirt that i knit a few years back and am looking forward to having more hand knit items for day to day wear.