I stopped working on Eala Bhan yesterday and packed it away. While it is an enjoyable knit, I know it is something I’ll never wear — a tightly knit cabled indoor sweater in 100% wool. I can barely stand how warm I get while knitting it so there is no chance I’d ever actually wear it. It suddenly seemed quite pointless to knit something I’ll never use.
I may resurrect it someday if I ever feel cool enough again to wear wool.
I started knitting something I bought yarn for a few months ago.
This is the start of the Hawthorn Pullover by Kathy Zimmerman. The link is to the pattern’s Ravelry page, and the pattern is from the Fall 2010issue of Interweave Knits.
Well, it is sort of the Hawthorn Pullover.
I didn’t like the larger cable in the pattern, so I substituted a different one, making them mirror each other on each side.
I’m using Amy Butler Belle Organic Aran, which is a 50/50 blend of wool and cotton — much more wearable for me than 100% wool! Mine is in the Orchid colorway and I bought it from The Loopy Ewe.
I finished the second pair of plain vanilla socks I was knitting several days ago. Here they are:
These are toe-up gusset heel socks (from my pattern, free on my patterns page), knit from Opal 6-ply Best of Rainforest in the “Emil” colorway, on a 2.75mm needle. I started another sock:
This sock may look familiar — I knit a pair a few weeks ago in the same yarn and colorway — this is also Opal 6-ply Best of Rainforest and is the “Demian” colorway. This pair is smaller than the ones I knit previously.
Lucy is working on relaxing today. I do believe I’ll join her.