Just in time for a cold snap -- and some rain! -- the two-end knitting practice that turned into wrist-warmers (muddar in Swedish).
The "sampler" stitches are a three-strand cast-on, 1 round plain, 2 rounds P, 9 rounds with a crook-stitch diagonal (worked in the other direction on the second mitt because it amused me), 2 rounds P, 20 rounds plain, 2 rounds P, 1 round plain, a "chain path" (2 rounds crook sts), 1 round plain, 2 rounds P, 1 round plain, 1 round P, bind off purl-wise. The only thing that didn't turn out well was that the chain path doesn't quite stand out enough, with the compression of the purl chains above and below it.
There is definitely a "jog" at the beginning of the rounds -- the spiral effect is quite clear on the purl rounds!
The Cashmore is wonderfully soft and warm, so wristwarmers were a happy accident. I might make another pair with just the purl rounds, as the carried-across yarn makes it feel almost silky.
We've had a nice bit of rain this week-end -- I'm sure the garden is just as appreciative as I am --
Bladderpod, or California cleome (Peritoma arborea, formerly Isomeris arborea) -- part of my new California-natives bed.
Arrow-shaped echeveria (E. setosa).