I always seem to wrap up my knitting for the weekend at some point on Sunday. This week has been a busy one, and I don't have a lot of progress to report. But I do have this:
I wove in what seemed like a million ends (I switched skeins every couple of inches on both the body and the sleeves) and Ollie's Crayon Ragman Cardigan is now happily blocking in the first cool fall day we've seen.
In case you can't tell, it's very colorful.
That's Elliebelly's Crayon colorway, and I'm more than pleased with how it knit up for this sweater.
I'm continuing to make progress on my Storm Cloud Shawlette, which I'm calling Mermaid's Tail, since a good friend said that's exactly what it looks like. It's still an amorphous blob on the emails, but when you gently straighten it out you get some sense of how it will fan out after blocking. I'm looking forward to wearing this one — it's all mine, baby.
I've acknowledged before that I have a bit of an ADHD tendency as a knitter. It's really more of a "so many patterns, so little time" syndrome, and as I do tend to finish most of them sooner or later, I don't worry about it much. So, when I got an email Friday night from Knit Purl with a great looking ribbed scarf knit in Noro yarn, I immediately tossed my stash and started knitting. I couldn't wait. I'm knitting it as a K3P3 rib (with three knit stitches on each outer edge) and because of its simplicity, it is my "car knitting" project-I like to have something on hand for carpool lines and traffic jams.
I already know two things about this scarf: (1) I am deathly allergic to mohair, and this yarn has a small mohair content. It makes me sneeze and make my nose and eyes itch. I nonetheless like this yarn enough that I will finish this scarf despite all of that. (2) Two skeins is not enough yarn to knit this scarf as long as I would like, so I am going to have to start hunting a third skein. If anyone happens to have Noro Silk Garden in colorway 276, Dye lot A, please give me a shout!
4 thoughts on “This Week’s Knitting”
I’m impressed with your devotion to knitting with yarn you’re allergic to.
“still an amorphous blob on the emails”
Sorry Joyce, this made me laugh. I’ve never knit with noro… is it worth the cost?
Do you want to? The mohair is killing me. Perhaps I should just send it on to you? Either I have a sinus bug infection thing or I am more deeply allergic to mohair than I remember!
Are you serious? Sure, I’d find a use for it. I don’t know that I’ve ever knit with mohair, but I generally don’t suffer from allergies. Let me know how much it is and I’ll paypal you.