Happiness is a new skein of yarn. Especially when it is such a pretty skein!
I wound my lovely custom-dyed Tempted Luxe Grrl last night.
I actually have two skeins of it, but just wound the first one up to start.
I inserted it into my handy yarn carrier:
This is a Chic-a Yarn Keeper that I purchased from The Loopy Ewe. You can find them in a variety of pretty colors here. The yarn keep is 5″ in diameter. For smaller balls of yarn I use this:
This is a Chic-a Ort Keeper (found here) and it is 4″ in diameter.
These little yarn keepers are very handy, particularly when you carry your knitting projects with you to a bunch of different places.
Speaking of The Loopy Ewe, I love the stickers they are putting on the outside of their boxes!
I started my shawl. Ripped it out. Started it again. Ripped it out. Started it a third time:
Third time’s the charm!
This yarn was tricky. In the skein it looked a lot less variegated than it does knit up. The first start of the shawl incorporated a little lace pattern that just didn’t look great in this colorway. So I tried replacing the bit of lace with a plain 4-stitch cable. Much better, but I still wasn’t happy.
So I decided to go completely plain — just a tiny column of fagoting with a plain stockinette body and a garter stitch edging. This is just right.
So I’ll be knitting on my plain shawl this weekend. Lucy, on the other hand, is resting up:
She must have plans for a wild party or something.