Congratulations to Ebony! She won yarn!
Ebony, you just have to choose whether you want the green Knittery sock yarn, or the stripey Vesper. Send me an email with your preference and your address, and the yarn will be headed your way toot sweet.
Thanks to everybody who entered my little blogthday contest! Your answers were funny and kind and helpful.
And the results are this:
- I’m SO gonna cut that sweater.
- re: lifelines, Laziness trumps fear. For the moment. Until I have a major catastrophe and am scarred enough to pull out the dental floss.
- You suggested a number of really useful sources for learning Intarsia, as I knew you would.
- I’m going to make two small, lacy neckwarmers from my grandmother’s angora yarn (one for each of my sisters).
And, since I’m giving yarn away, I had to replace it twice over. Not my intention, but that seems to be how things work, stashwise.
Some friends and I are leaving tomorrow morning on a road trip to Minnesota, for a wedding and some serious reunion-ing. And since complicated charts don’t make for good car knitting, I’m setting aside the Peacock shawl and the autumn aran socks (now past the heel on sock #1), and bringing a new project.
Joy, by Kim Hargreaves, from Rowan Vintage Knits. My first fingering-weight sweater, knit on US3 needles. I’ve knit about 2.5 more inches on the back since this photo was taken.
The yarn is Rowanspun 4 ply, and it kicks ass.** I’d heard about breakage issues with the 4 ply weight, but so far have had none. One great thing about Rowanspun in general (besides the fact that all the weights of it transform into a supersoft, lightweight, cohesive, highly snuggleable fabric upon washing), is that it spit-splices like a dream. (Classier knitters may call this a “felted join,” and suggest using tap water, or fresh morning dew collected from faerie wings. I use actual spit, and see no reason to sugar coat that fact.)
My very ambitious goal for the weekend is to finish knitting the back of Joy. I’m a slow knitter, but it’s a 12-hour drive each way, and I’m only responsible for 1/3 of the driving. And I intend to selflessly volunteer for all of the nighttime driving, which will both please my friends and maximize my daylight carknitting hours.
**of course this means that it’s been discontinued.