Is it a sign that you acquired too much yarn in one day that your arm is sore from carrying it home?
Uh-huh, that’s what I thought.
Yes, my pretties, I outdid myself on Wednesday.
But Spongebob Stashpants is ready and eager to display my new acquisitions. And Lucy is so excited about it all, she’s climbing the walls!
Up first, more of the yummy yummy Hana Silk, this time in black.
I bought it to make a short-sleeve top in the new Corneilia Tuttle Hamilton Book 2. This one:
Picture that in black, worn with white pants. I also have a black & white print linen skirt it will look fabulous with. With which it will look fabulous.
While I was choosing my Hana Silk, it briefly occurred to me that knitting a black sweater was very blog-unfriendly, as it will be a bitch to photograph well. Oh well, the blog will simply have to suffer.
In the same book is this pattern:
This is knitted with Noro Silk Garden, and I happen to have a pile of Silk Garden not yet earmarked for anything.
But please to continue with the stash show. Spongebob is impatient.
Here is a pile of Rowan Calmer. I love Calmer. Dunno what it will become. Yet.
And here is a pile of Rowan Wool Cotton. This will most likely become Alex, from Rowan 31.
And from the yarn swap.
Here is the pile of Scottish Campion I mentioned in yesterday’s blog entry.
And here are five skeins of Rowan All Seasons Cotton, in silver.
And some lovely Green Mountain Spinnery cotton.
Here endeth our stash enhancement for the day.
Just so you know, I contributed 30 skeins of yarn to the swap and took 26 home. My contributions — a bunch of laceweight icelandic wool, a whole lotta Mission Falls 1824 Cotton, and several skeins of Tahki bulky merino wool in a blue-green colorway. Hmmmm, what that it? Oh, a bunch of Dale of Norway Ara and some other cotton as well.
Some comments questions:
I love the Rowan designs. Are they difficult?
It depends on the individual design. Some are difficult, but there are many many lovely Rowan patterns that are very easy, too.
This knitter wants to know if you wove in ends or knotted when switching yarns for your Colinette ponchos.
Good question! Kristine knitted her poncho before I made my first one, and she pointed out to me that there were a million ends to weave in! So I was forewarned. I wove them in as I knitted — when I started a row with a new color, I carried the ends along the back of the work for the first few stitches. This worked great, and there was minimal finishing work when I was done knitting.
And by the way – have you decided on your Red Hot neckline and color yet?
Funny you should mention that. I tried on the shop sample of “Red Hot” at Knit Happens on Wednesday. It’s the size small, which is 34″ around. While it fits nicely through the waist, it’s quite tight through the front porch, so I believe I’ll make the 36″ size. It’s also way way WAY low in the front. I think by wearing it in the shop I may have converted a couple of heterosexual women who happened to be browsing in the shop at the time. Ah, the power of the front porch.
The back goes down in a vee as well, though not as deep and someone suggested that I knit the front the same as the back — great idea! It’ll still be a nice deep vee without being obscene. Another thing — it falls off my shoulders because the shoulders on the sweater are like 1/2″. I think I’ll make them a little wider, so I don’t spend the whole time I’m wearing it pulling it back up onto my shoulders.
My “coffee bean” Calmer has been selected to knit Red Hot. It was suggested to me that I ought to rename my version of the sweater “Hot Coffee.”
You knit alot tell me how you keep your wrists from aching, it is driving me crazy, but they hurt so bad a times i can’t knit at all and please don’t tell i am just old lol. Really is there a secret to this?
My wrists almost never hurt from knitting. If I attempt to knit with a particularly rough cotton, my hands might hurt, though.
My best advice to you is to take frequent breaks from knitting. If it’s bad, consult a doctor. Not something you want to mess with!
I’ve started the raglan decreases for the armhole shaping on the back.
And here, for Cat, the state of my hair as of last night!