Saturday, July 07, 2007
I'm done with the body of the Central Park Hoodie and I'm working up the sleeves, knitting them at the same time.
There was impulse yarn buying today. I stepped into churchmouse on the way to the movies and they were putting out baskets of Malabrigo Laceweight that they'd just gotten in yesterday. OMG. This yarn is love. I left with 3 skeins of a forest green and black colorway. I'm going to try very hard to finish my lace in progress before picking out a project for it. (Because once I have a project in mind I'm doomed to immediately cast on, such is the power of this yarn)
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Originally uploaded by trillium knits
So I needed a sweater fix while I'm waiting for my yarn for Kilronan. (and while I decide whether to rip out the yoke on Gordon's pirate sweater and reknit the colorwork.) I'm leaning at this point to ripping it out, but as always I need a week or two of distance before I feel like ripping, even though it was only 2 nights of knitting ;) It's just a bit too tight in the stranding.
Anyhoo, Sunday morning I cast on for the Central Park Hoodie in the lovely new taupe color of Cotton Ease. This is the only cotton/acrylic blend yarn that I really kind of love. It feels snuggly soft to me and not at all plasticy.
I love how it holds up too. This is what I made my husband's devil kitty hat in. He always has it stuffed into his coat pocket when it's not raining, and the thing still looks new after a couple of years. This should be perfect for an all seasons sweater.
So far I'm loving it. The cables are popping nicely. The pattern is super easy yet still interesting. I think I'm going to make the mod that many have and continue the middle back cables up the hood. I think I'll probably put a 2 way zipper in as well. This is a really fast knit what with the heavy worsted gauge; I'm already almost up to the armhole shaping on the back.
The picture is an action shot from my commute home yesterday. Rest assured I'm parked on the ferry and not knitting while driving ;)
I also finished my elf socks. I wove in the ends yesterday morning on the boat. I was NOT AMUSED with the second ball of yarn. It had four bad spots where there were huge lumps or shredded places bad enough to have to cut the yarn. What the heck. I've had knots before, but this was weird. I love the finished socks though. :)