So here you go. A photo of Kinsale progress.
Alrighty then. I’ve got a bit more than 20 inches, so I’ve got about 5 inches left before the neckline shaping. Amazing how long it takes when you only knit one pattern repeat (16 rows) a day.
A large number of you have asked me for my opinion of the Knitpicks yarns since I posted the photo of the samples I got last week — Thursday, I think?
I’ve not knitted with any of them yet, so I cannot yet offer an opinion, other than a quick superficial one. But as I’m a superficial kind of gal, here you go: A close-up photo and a one-liner for each of the yarns.
Wool of the Andes – wool, worsted weight, feels like it’ll be a nice basic wool that’ll wear well.
Merino Style – merino wool (duh), dk/light worsted weight and very soft.
Andean Silk – Alpaca/silk/merino blend, worsted weight, soft and lovely.
Andean Silk Twist – Alpaca/silk/merino blend, worsted weight, three-ply — each ply a different color.
Andean Treasure – Alpaca, sportweight, nice heathered color and incredibly soft.
Alpaca Cloud – baby alpaca, laceweight, lovely heathered color and so soft.
Elegance – Alpaca/silk blend,dk/light worsted weight and very soft.
Shimmer – Alpaca/silk blend, laceweight, lovely variegated color and sheen.
Simple Stripes – wool/nylon blend fingering weight sock yarn — reminds me of Regia.
Sock Landscape – merino wool fingering weight, lovely soft, variegated landscape colors.
Sock Garden – merino wool fingering weight, lovely soft, variegated garden colors.
This will have to do until I get a chance to knit some swatches.
Someone had asked what I was planning on making with these yarns. The answer is, test swatches. No, wait!
I know a certain little kitty who has a birthday next week who is in dire need of knitted catnip mice.
Okay, this afternoon at work I fished an empty Pepsi bottle out of the recycle bin and took the cap because it had the code for a free iTunes song. Don’t judge me — I’m under a lot of stress.
But now I really want to raid all the recycle bins for winning bottle caps.
Must . . . resist . . . urge . . .
*That’s what L-B said my week at work is like. She ain’t far off.