Well, well, well. I hope your week is going GUH-REAT!

I have news.

So I’ll get right to it!

β€’ 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!)

dark and stormy cardigan progress

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.

squiggle rib knitting

-Speaking of the cables, aren’t they SICK? I know. I love them too.

dark and stormy cardigan thea coleman

-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!

β€’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)

weaving loom excitement

 

schacht flip loom weaving

 

weaving on the schacht flip folding loom

 

woven fabric on the schacht flip folding loom

AWWWWWWW….

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!

WOOP WOOP!

β€’Yarn News

-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?

beaded silk yarn for sale

-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:

worsted weight superwash merino wool yarn

-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.

XOXOXO

Chandi

P.S. This is what my yard looked like yesterday:

fall leaves

 

This is my view today:

snow in alaska

It snowed. πŸ™‚