It is my last morning to sit on the porch outside in 70 degree weather with my first cup of coffee in the morning. I hear the weather back in Indiana isn’t so nice.
A little progress was made on Cassidy. I had to figure out where I was, tear down and fix some cable crosses and then make sure the sleeve shaping was going to fit my body. Mission accomplished. I even figured out how to cross a cable during bind off! Now I am wondering if I should fix the back cable bind off rows?
Progress was also made on redoing the cap sleeve shaping of the Galway sweater. That will be a separate post on what wasn’t liked, what I did to fix It and hopefully a good picture of Sue with it fitting.
I will knit in the Mountain Colors shawl at the airport. Wonder how many stitches I have on the needles now?
Giveaway results will come in tomorrow’s post, so stay tuned… in the meantime, susan tells me we now have water bottles with the knit happy sheep on them. Would you like one? Comment on something you have had to fix or repair and how you did it, including the tools used if any… if we go over 25 commenters, I will make it two prizes so share a link to this blog with your friends.
The other major accomplishment while I have been away was to learn css for the website redesign. I hope the new site plans can progress now!
We have just gotten new stock (and re-stocked a few colors) of Galway Worsted and I am reminded once again of how much I like this yarn. There is definitely a place in my knitting for the lofty, super-soft merinos such as Shepherd’s Wool, but Galway is what I want when I desire something a little more hard-wearing. I just adore the heather tones- so much so that I have a sweater’s worth of color 738 Lichen Heather in my stash. It was originally bought for the Cassidy but who knows- I may come across something equally fabulous and change my mind. I do know that no matter what I create with it, I will enjoy every minute of knitting and wearing it. Galway will forever be a love of mine.
And then we have the new flame Plymouth Tweed . Those who know me know that I am not what you would call adventurous by any stretch of the imagination. I am a fairly conservative knitter and I have no problem with a rustic feeling wool. When I knit a swatch of this at the yarn tasting it was love at first stitch. I really like that it has the look of Donegal, but is not nearly as stiff. Not overly soft, just not what I would consider a vintage feel. I picture the Neck Down Hooded Tunic for Women by Knitting Pure and Simple done in this. I don’t know what it is with me and hoods…. I am without a doubt going to do the Moxie by c2knits.
Moxie by c2knits
I think it’s so cute and I like the way it fastens with the button. I am working on getting this one in the system. It will be a knit-along after the first of the year in case you’re interested. Drat!! I am having issues uploading the pic but keep watching the website- it is coming soon!
I am coming along well on my daughter’s stocking…. right about at 2/3 done. I have a set amount that I have to do each night as I am bound and determined that it will be hanging up Christmas Eve. Not an easy task by any means but I have the carrot of knitting dangling before my nose- right now I simply don’t have much time for knitting. I like seeing the picture develop and my daughter’s excitement at watching it progress has been a lot of fun. It may not be as quick as knitting but I still get that sense of accomplishment.
Happy Knitting (or crafting, baking, shopping, wrapping or whatever else this holiday season finds you doing)