Because the Rowan sweater is at the point where I’ve got to pick up stitches and knit the collar, and because that is most decidedly not a portable project, I’m focusing on socks this week.
Isn’t the colorway fabulous? This is Shibui sock yarn in Orchid. I am in love.
I also took some time out to knit a square for my Uncle Dick, who learned to knit as a school child during the war in England. I think it’s incredibly cool that he still knits. He’s doing a blanket out of six inch squares, knit on the diagonal, so I made one for him. Secretly, I long to do a blanket like this for us, but I can’t imagine sewing all the squares together.
Finally, I’ll leave you with one last picture. C-A-S-H-M-E-R-E
I adore this stuff. It takes up color so amazingly — this is the actual as is photo, not tarted up to saturate the color (this is a minor pet peeve of mine, I find that a lot of yarn sellers do this and then the yarn comes and although it’s pretty and I love it, the colors aren’t richly saturated like they were in the web photo). Aran weight cashmere. It’s wonderful.
I have plans to knit myself a hat from this. If there is any interest (it’s aran weight cashmere, so it doesn’t come cheap) I may add a few skeins in when I stock yarn on Thursday.