I have so much love for this yarn, it’s a bit ridiculous. 😛 I have 4 balls of this gorgeous Eggplant, Marion Foale yarn that is going to turn into something pretty. What is that pretty? You’ll just have to wait and see, won’t you?
So it’s been quiet at this end. I’m still plugging along on the Rowan Mystery KAL, though I’m still working on the squares for week one. I’m not too far behind, so this is good. I’m also only buying the yarn a little at a time because I’m getting more per ball than the pattern had said (and my gauge is fine. WEIRD) and while I love this yarn, my upcoming projects with it are in different colors, so I don’t want a lot extra kicking around.
I actually haven’t done a lot of knitting in the last week or so because I moved just wrong the other day and pinched the sciatic nerve in my back. For a few days, sitting to knit was extremely uncomfortable, so I didn’t. I made friends with the local heating pad and did some reading instead.
It’s finally about out of it, though, which means the knitting will start back up. 😛
For YEARS, I have wanted to knit up Alice Starmore’s St Brigid sweater. I am utterly in love with Celtic knots, cables, the whole thing. And though I have had the yarn in my stash for ages, I’ve been afraid to start. Last night, I finally cast on. It took me a couple of tries to get the starting row right, but I finally did and now have a whopping three rows done. It took a bit of organizing to figure out how to keep track of my charts, but I think I have that, too.
My hope is to have this done and ready to wear for next winter. LOL
I can’t wait to get home tonight and just be able to sit with it instead of squishing in a couple of rows before work (OMG SO running late today!)
I finished my Linen Stitch Scarf and am SO in love with it. I need to block it this weekend, but you can still get the idea of it just fine. 🙂 It’s definitely something I would do again. And again. Did I mention again? 🙂 Yarns are various – Lana Grossa, Ella Rae and Regia, all in fingering weight. Can’t wait to see it once I’ve blocked it!
Belle wants everyone to know that being a creaky old lady completely stinks. Her arthritis is acting up pretty badly these last few days and I only discovered this morning that she spit out her Tramadol last night (so no wonder she was so unhappy). This morning she did not spit it out and she’s had her heating pad plugged in for a bit. She normally sleeps on the couch (which is low and vet approved), but with her so creaky right now, she’s relegated to the floor and very displeased by this. Every so often she’ll mosey on over to the couch and gaze longingly at her spot, but then she’ll go back to her bed on the floor instead, poor dear.
I really don’t have any kind of knitting update this morning, BUT I played around a bit with positions, light, etc and took a picture of some of my favorite sock yarn in my stash right now. 🙂 That’s as knitting as I get today. I’ll have it on the brain, though, as I just started working at my LYS (oh shucks!).
Also, anyone else love Marion Foale yarns or designs? I’m constantly looking for patterns I can do in 3 ply because the yarn is so gorgeous (and my LYS is THE distributor for it, too!).
If you have non-Rav links/suggestions for patterns, I’m all ears!
My knitting “corner” has begun to run over and spread, so this morning instead of working on the foot of my current pair of socks, I took a time out to clean and get organized. I have a couple of wicker trunks to hold the bulk of my stash, though there’s a good deal of it in the cabinet as well. 🙂 So I hauled everything into the center of the living room, cleaned and dusted and scrubbed, threw some things away and reorganized.
Amazingly, this time it is for me. *gasp* It’s a pair of socks out of a mystery yarn. I threw the label away. I can’t believe I did that. Nothing fancy about this pair, just plain stockinette in a yarn that really reminds me of sock monkeys. 🙂 Been a while since I’ve done a gusset heel, but I managed it. It’s not the neatest heel, but they’re for me, so I’m not that worried. 😛