Well, well, well. I hope your week is going GUH-REAT!
I have news.
So I’ll get right to it!
• SWEATER PROGRESS
I am finished with the body of my cardigan! Woo HOOOOO!! In case you missed my last post about this cardigan, I am making the Dark and Stormy Cardigan by Thea Colman using my superwash merino wool in colorway GLASS BLUE. Supposedly I’ll need 6 skeins, but we shall see. (Sorry for the blurry iPhone pic!)
I am loving it, truly, so far.
Thoughts and notes:
-I did a squiggle rib at the bottom. HOW does one do a squiggle ribbing, you ask? Well, just do a regular 1×1 rib (assuming you’re working flat, not in the round) and for each knit stitch, just knit it through the back loop instead. BOOM. You’ll get a cool, squiggly looking ribbing like this. You can see I carried down the 2×2 ribbing from the cabling.
-Speaking of the cables, aren’t they SICK? I know. I love them too.
-This is going a wee bit slower than usual because it’s a tighter/smaller gauge. But that’s okay. It’ll get done. Time to do the sleeves!
•Lean Mean Weaving Machine
That’s what I am now. Oh, yes.
I ordered in a 25″ Schacht flip loom from Paradise Fibers (10 dpi heddle) and it arrived yesterday!
I ripped open the box, forgot the rest of the world existed and immediately began weaving… (The green yarn is my Sea Jade silk)
It’s beyond fun.
And so FAST!
I love this loom. I love it. I love it. I love it. And it folds up for easy carrying!
Did I mention I love it?
I’ve never tried weaving because…
I never really liked the look of woven fabric. GASP!!! Blasphemy!!
I know. I know. I am a changed woman and now I ADORE it and have so many projects in mind. I can’t wait to use my hand-spun!
-So what is this lovely beaded, rainbow yarn I’m using? HA! I thought you’d never ask.
It’s a new silk yarn I’ll be listing soon and it’s TO DIE FOR. Any name ideas?
-I dyed up a bunch of Glass Blue this morning in worsted weight (like I’m using for my sweater) if you want some and keep missing out:
-I listed a ton of new shades yesterday, if you wanted to poke around the site, including new yak-silks!
That’s all for today!
I have a sweater to finish, a scarf to finish and Harry Potter to watch.
TTFN!! Ta ta for now.
P.S. This is what my yard looked like yesterday:
This is my view today:
It snowed. 🙂