So, how’s about an update on what’s on the needles right now?
That there is the main project at the moment. It’s (eventually) going to be an Elizabeth Cardigan. Very, very strange construction. It’s knit from one cuff to the other cuff, then you knit a separate collar, block it and seam it all together.
Yes. I agree. That is going to be a lot of seaming.
Yes, you remember me well. I do not like the seaming.
Still. Hard to resist such a pretty yarn. Hard to resist such a pretty cardigan. As of this morning, I was done with the back and ready to begin casting on for the second front. Of course, once that’s going, it’s gonna take a good long while to get to the sleeve, because knitting a sweater vertically–from bottom to shoulder back to bottom again–makes for some loooooong rows. Lucky there’s that neat slipped-stitch pattern at the waist to keep things interesting.
The other two projects that are keeping me from losing my mind before I finish the sweater are these:
On top is a plain (no, not really plain at all) old handspun sock in n-plied Shetland dyed by the lovely Amy at Spunky Eclectic in the colorway Reading Rainbow. This morning, I got through that heel turn and am on to the foot now. Woot!
And on the bottom is a project I cast on (oops) a couple of weeks ago for the January Woolalong. This month’s breed is Clun Forest, and because I knew I’d be picking up a braid or two of something else for a spinalong, and because I’m only allowed to get one braid a month during my Wool Diet (hmph), I knew I’d have to knit, not spin, for the Woolalong.
The pattern I’m following is the Proverbial Cap. It’s giving me very good practice on twisted stitches. And I love the yarn enough that, if I were allowed, I would consider buying a sweater quantity. It would make a great cabled pullover or something along those lines. (Wanders off to gaze at stash and remember that, yes, I do in fact have enough yarn to knit sweaters continuously for the next 5 years…)
Let’s see. What else? I got the loom all warped over the weekend for a new project, but I think I’ll save that one for now.
On the wheel, I got all my Tunis and Gulf Coast Native singles plied up this morning. Seriously. Two pounds of wool, done. Booyah! Here were the bobbins I had finished on Saturday morning:
Now that it’s done, I’ve got my eye on a few singles spins.
From the top down, that’s 8 ounces of Wensleydale, dyed by yours truly in a color I’m calling Harvest Table; 8 ounces of Wensleydale, courtesy of Spunky Club for November 2012 in Not So Seaworthy; and 8 ounces of Portuguese Merino from Spunky Eclectic in the irresistible colorway Tomato Bug.
I’ve already changed whorls, and I’m ready to spin spin spin!
How about you? Got anything fun going on?