I don’t have much time to devote to the blog today, so just a quickie. Here is the state of my new work-in-progress, Eala Bhan.
Not the best of photos because the light wasn’t great, but you get the idea. If you click on the photo to enlarge it, you’ll be able to better see the detail. I am using the yarn called for, Hebridean 2-ply from Virtual Yarns, in the Bogbean colorway. This is a fingering weight yarn, similar in weight to Shetland jumperweight, which I think you could use as a substitute. The Hebridean is a bit thicker, I think, and softer.
This colorway is about as dark as I’d want to go with this design. Any darker and the cables would be obscured, I think.
I do notice that I need to knit on this in good light.
I am using the needle size called for in the pattern — a 3mm. It is at times like this when I wish Signature Arts Needles came in small sizes! But my Addi Lace needle is doing a nice job.
And I’ve made progress on my commuter knitting:
This is being knit from my free toe-up gusset sock pattern, I’m using the Opal 6-Ply Best of Rainforest in the Emil colorway and knitting with a 2.75mm needle. Well, two needles, because I am, as always knitting my sock on two circulars. These are Addi Lace needles as well.
I was not sure what I thought of this colorway when I started the sock — the patterning is rather strange. But the more I knit, the less I think it sucks.
Lucy had a busy day today — a bird landed outside the window!