Yesterday was a long and tiring day so it was late when I finally settled down to knit on Eala Bhan last night. After about 6 rows I realized that cabling with tiny needles and dark yarn was just not doing it for me, so I finished the sock I was working on.
I started the second sock on the train this morning and I am pleased to report that I have achieved near-perfect matching of the striping sequence.
And since I don’t have a lot of knitting progress to show you, here are some of recent acquisitions.
Shelter, the new yarn from Brooklyn Tweed. This is the “Nest” colorway. I purchased 12 skeins of it with a pattern in mind — Eileen, from the latest edition of Knitty. I thought long and hard about which color to order and of course my first instinct was to go for green. But as I am knitting Eala Bhan inb green, that semeed like overkill, so I decided to go with a more neutral colorway. I think Eileen will make a nice lightweight jacket and will look lovely in this color.
Another recent acquisition are these lovely pewter buttons:
I purchased these from The Rams Horn Studio, and they are for my Eala Bhan. I thought that thistle buttons were very appropriate for my Scottish sweater.
And yet another recent acquisition:
A biggie box bag from another of my favorite bag-makers, Splityarn. This bag is big enough to tote a sweater project in, and I am using it to schlep Eala Bhan around.
Lucy wishes you all a good weekend!