Thursday, January 31, 2008
Knitty emailed me that they accepted my pattern submission for the spring issue, which goes live in early March. The pattern name is Posey. :) I'll post a picture and link when it is up. You'll have to wait another month!
Sunday, January 27, 2008
I've been working on the back of the Wrixlan Jacket (from a Jamieson's pattern book) for about a week. It will have four repeats, and it has about 3.5 so far. This will look weird if you are familiar with the pattern, because it calls for the whole jacket knitted in the round, but I added side seams. The fronts and back will be knitted separately.
The yarn is Dream in Color's Classy (the thicker of their yarns) in color Nightwatch, which I purchased at Knitty Couture in St. Louis, on "The Loop." The colors are blending beautifully, so far. I took the conservative approach of knitting two hanks at once, alternating every two rows, just in case there is an overall shade difference between the hanks. (Hand dyes tend to have that problem.)
I really like the cables. I have enough yarn to make Mitchell a pullover, so maybe I'll put one of these large, overlapping cables up the center front.
Monday, January 21, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
Yarn Nerd's 900 MHz, "Printed Circuit Board"
Additionally, in my Loopy purchase, I snagged two colors of Mountain Colors' Bearfoot, and a skein of Dream in Color's Baby yarn. It is interesting that I always pick bright sock yarn, but I've been wearing a lot of black and brown clothes, lately. (I guess I'm getting conservative in my old age.) I consciously forced myself to pick a brown yarn. It was painful. However, it has lovely shading, and I think it will be more "wearable" than some of my others... I like it. Really... Sort of.
Dream In Color's Baby, "November Muse"
I am trying to figure out an arbitrary (but livable) sock yarn purchase limit. Since I have determined that I can knit no faster than a pair a month (if I don't knit any sweaters in the queue, which probably won't be the case, this year, since I'm working on the Dune Sweater already), it might make sense to limit purchases to 12 pairs' worth a year. However, I just blew five of those. Oh, well. It's a "collection." They say sock yarn doesn't count as stash. I have several years' worth already. In hindsight, I should have mentioned The Loopy Ewe in my Christmas letter. I made "groupie" status last year, but the word "junkie" might be more apt, in my case. Plus, I use the "free shipping for orders over $75" as an excuse to always buy a lot. I can tell myself I'm being frugal. Bwah ha ha!