Sometimes, the best adventures are those not planned. On the spur of the moment, my husband and I decided to take a day trip to Point Reyes National Seashore.
The main attraction for the day was the Point Reyes Lighthouse.
After evaluating the path down to the lighthouse, my husband decided to wait for me at the top. So, I began the journey step by step. Along the way, I captured beautiful photographs. Here’s one of them.
I successfully reached the lighthouse, and began the journey back to the top. On my way up to the top, I noticed each step was numbered. There are 308 steps down and 308 up.
It was sheer determination that motivated me to walk down to the lighthouse. For the last five years, I’ve realized how determined I am. Specifically when it comes to learning something new with challenges. Take for instance, I attempted to knit a pattern with short rows twice. I’ve decided to try the pattern again. Perhaps the third time’s the charm.
Silke designed by Julie Weisenberger of Coco Knits “is a drapey, flattering tunic with front points that hang down lower than the back” in a slip stitch pattern. With this attempt, I decided to knit and block the swatch due to the linen content in the yarn.
The damp swatch was pinned vertically to test the effects of gravity on the gauge. This makes sense to me because the garment hangs vertically when worn.
I’ve cast on 226 stitches using a Size 7 needle in Schoppel Leinen Los 70% wool, 30% linen, Col. 7653M. The tunic/cardigan is knitted from the bottom up in one piece.
I need to work straight until piece measures 9″ from the CO edge, and then the cardigan fronts are worked independently. I am determined to knit this pattern step by step.