Friday, March 23, 2007

The shawl pattern is up!

For those of you who were interested in making the shawl I did last October, you will find the pattern here on the Interlacements Yarns website. I don't see the yarn available on the site but if you contact Judy Ditmore, she will be very happy to take your order.

Knit From Your Stash

Bea's hats were gifts, so the yarn purchased for them was exempt from the Knit From Your Stash. But I have to admit I have fallen for some pretty nifty sales. For example:

This was 40% off. I got enough for a sweater.

This was in the Stash Room at Woodland Woolworks. The Stash Room carries yarns and colors that are discontinued or are too few for them to hold in the main warehouse. I got enough in the colors I wanted to do the Dale of Norway Torino sweater.

And Tricky Tricot advertised the fabulous sale of yarn going on at Knit Happens. I fell like a heroin addict and came away with this, Araucania Naturewool Worsted in Amber:

And this, Cascade 220 Como Blue:

All in quantities for a sweater. I got enough for two sweaters for less than the price of one. It was irresistable.

Currently on the needles

Now that the hats are done for Bea, I can focus on making the socks I promised my boss. He's a good guy--one of the best bosses I've had. I figured he deserved a pair of nice warm wool socks for wearing while he's out playing golf. But I'm finding as I work on them that I'm hoping to get them done quickly. I used to really like doing socks but now socks are losing their appeal. I think it's the small circumference that I don't like, requiring the use of fiddly methods. And it's not like I'm doing them in thin yarn; I'm doing them in Debbie Bliss Merino DK with reinforcing thread in the heels and toes. But after doing an inch on them I put them down and dug out from the UFO pile the helmet liner I had started for my nephew in the Army. I'm three rows on the face ribbing away from completing it now after starting it from four rows up from the face opening split. And the socks just sit. Maybe it's the prospect of all that ribbing on the small circumference. What do you think? I think it's my penance for buying all that yarn.

1 comment:

BigAlice said...

Congratulations on the shawl pattern!
Man, you really cleaned up at the sales this year.