But Can You Knit in a Tarsier?
I don't think so: too small. Too dark in there.
I don't think I would want to knit a tarsier, either. Too goblin-like.
I don't know if I can knit intarsia, that being one of very many knitting techniques I haven't tried yet.
So why am I thinking about this and making bad puns?
It's Mary Thomas's fault. Ever since I read about Festive Knitting (page 111 and fig. 119 of Mary Thomas's Knitting Book), it's been burbling away in the back of my brain as something I had to try in double knitting.
Every so often, I would re-read that section and think I sort of had it, but I was never 100% sure I understood how the colored yarn got back in place, or if I could make it work in double knitting.
Finally the only thing to do was cast on and see if I what I thought I had figured out would actually work in Reality Land.
The swatch is a little messy, but the technique works!
The purple needles are one size smaller than the red (ouch, clashy clashy, sorry) ones. I could have made the inside layer purled. I just started to neaten up the ends where the color returns to the start of the row.
It's so cool.
(But I still can't knit a tarsier.)