I messed up. I fully intended to post about this project days ago, but made a mistake that I make very frequently. This new project is knit primarily in the round, and I realized while almost finished with the first piece that I had this Möbius thing going on, and there was no way to fix it. I don't know how I got that far without realizing that it was twisted so badly.
I noticed this while doing a little knitting before my Shader Programming class, and my professor came over shortly after I noticed my mistake to ask what I was working on (he frequently takes interest in what I'm knitting). I explained the situation, and that I was now unraveling my work. Another student overheard what was happening and explained, "Just tell anyone who says it's wrong that they are simply knitting in the wrong dimension!"
This cracked me up. But I still had to frog it.
This is the first square of a Glass Knot Afghan from a pattern I found on the Knit Picks website. I did not have any plans to make an afghan this year, but I was struck by inspiration. This is going to likely be a gift for someone, but I'm still deciding whether the colors are right for that particular person.
I had never thought of knitting something flat in the round like this, but it seems to work pretty well. The rows get faster as you go, and that always makes me feel so productive. I also LOVE color work, and think that this particular chart is enough to keep me interested all the way through the afghan.
Are you working on any big or otherwise exciting projects? I'd love to hear!