Last week it was freakishly warm. This week it is mercilessly cold. If we all don’t sicken and die from the fickle weather changes it’ll be a miracle.
I brought my recent handspun to work, so that I could enjoy the colors. And the merino screamed at me all day “Fingerless gloves! Make fingerless gloves from me!”
Smart yarn, to know that my hands are freezing in my office. I’ve got one wall that’s entirely plate glass window. While it’s nice to have a view, it’s danged cold in the winter.
I have 100 yards of the merino, and it will knit 4.5 to 5 stitches/inch I believe. That oughta be enough, if I don’t make the cuffs too long.
But think of the longer, elegant pair I could make from the rainbow mohair . . . I’ve got 200 yards of that.
I bought the rainbow mohair roving on eBay, by the way. Sorry, don’t remember who the seller was. And it’s simply 2-ply. I’ve not tried Navajo plying.
Vines! We Have Vines!
I have entered into the vine portion of the Grape Arbor Shawl. Whee!!!
Of course, the rows are getting longer and longer and longer. So the shawl is now growing slooooooowly . . .
But growing it is. And it’s still great fun to knit. I’m thinking about the lace edging I’ll put on the bottom — something that looks a bit like leaves, I think.
Speaking of Vine Lace
When I had my Grape Arbor Shawl vision early Saturday, I cast aside the poor Corriedale sweater. But I picked it up and did a couple of rows on it before leaving for work this morning. Here is some vine lace in a larger gauge!
I keep typing “vince lace” instead of “vine lace.” Who the hell is Vince and why does he think I want to use his lace pattern?
Kitty Bed Gallery
I’ve added a bunch of kitties to the kitty bed gallery over the past few weeks, most recently, three kitties today. If you haven’t visited in a while, check it out! The link is in the sidebar, over on the right.
Hoo yah! It’s kitty bed weather, fer shure!
Another Way to Beat the Winter Doldrums?
Yarn from France in your mailbox. Glitzy raspberry sorbet yarn! Thanks Becky!