Thursday, August 24

August 24th

There won't be any saturday sky here, since I will be out under the sky on Lopez Island. Perhaps if we remember to take the camera and perhaps if we remember to take pictures....

After completing Cinxia, I was surprised to find I felt incomplete without having a sweater on the needles. A sweater? I don't know why. I dug up some UFOs and worked a bit on Cozy, but still, I needed a sweater. I want to make Pippa; I purchased the pattern and swatched with some DB Baby Cashmerino I had lying around. Got perfect gauge and love the fabric. But I don't have enough yarn or the right color, so that will have to wait. My birthday is soon and at least one (perhaps more) of our LYS offer a birthday discount. So that will wait.

I did happen to have in my stash some Bollicina. I found it on sale and loved the color. Cashmere and silk. Yum. I do have enough for a simple sweater, a top-down, knit in the round with negative ease. cap sleeves unless the yarn goes further than I expect.

This fine gauge yarn knits on US 2 needles at 8 stitches per inch. That's a lot of stitches. Should keep my need for sweater knitting going for a while.

Other knitting? I just don't know about socks. Just don't seem to have the yearning burning desire to knit socks. But I am camping this weekend, roughing it, no running water, so have no desire to take a cashmere/silk fine gauge sweater to knit, maybe a sock will get finished.


Kathleen said...

Oooh, that Pippa looks nice! And it will look nice on you, too!

Dorothy said...

That yarn looks luscious.

Three socks to go camping with. Not bad.

Dipsy D. said...

Awww, I love your socks, such amazing colors! And that yarn you came up with looks so yummy, it must be heaven to work with! Can't wait to see it knitted up!