Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ok, I got my paycheck yesterday...


... And I rushed to the yarn stores! I bought another skein of the mystery 100 % wool yarn that I use for my socks, the yarn is Hjerte sock by the way, two more skeins of the 100 % milk fiber yarn from Viking of Norway, 2 skeins of Marks&Kattens superwash Safir wool that I will turn into a pir of fingerless gloves for my husband, as he has requested them.

I also bougth three skeins of Drops Eskimo wool that I will use for the felted part of the needle storage unit I'm planning. I bought three different colours, so I'm thinking of making some kind of stripes. This yarn is so thick and soft, and it knits superfast, so I can probably finish this within a week. I just have to start it first, but I think it will have to wait until I finish some of the projects I'm currently working on.

I think I mentioned that I frogged the ancle socks? I bought another skein of that yarn too, Viing of Norway 30 % milk fiber/70 % cotton, and I will probably turn these into another type of socks. And change the needles so I actually get gauge...

The thick, cabled socks are sitting in the knitting bag and await delivery of the needles I ordered online yesterday too. I ordered A LOT of needles, all KnitPicks Harmony Wood, some extra sized tips for my interchangeable cables, some dpns in the sizes i don't have but need, and some fixed circulars as well. So now I think I'm set for life!

The tunic hasn't made much progress yet either, I'm working on the back and it's just boring rib-knitting! I have about 5 cm left until I cast off for the neck, but I'm sort of dreading the sleeves since they will be just stockinette. Maybe I can add some cables on those too? I will have to think on that.

The second pair of socks I worked on, the zig-zag pattern from Drops, I frogged too. They turned out too small, and would barely fit my tiny feet. And I also decided I didn't really like the pattern, they looked beautiful but were very boring to knit. So I've started another pair instead, with cables on them too. So far they fit over the foot, I'll just have to be careful when I make the heel. I'll try to take some pictures tonight, after my knitting café meeting.

I also went shopping for some clothes yesterday, while I was in town, and I went to Indiska, a shop that sells clothes inspired by India. And there were a lot of knitted cardigans and sweater that had just arrived, so I guess knitted clothing will be high fashion this fall! Which suits me just fine, since I'm always cold during the winter. I think I'll try to make most of my sweaters myself, however, as that is so much more fun!

/ Jenny

1 comment:

Nalamienea said...

pictures! pictures! Don't you know we need our Yarn Porn fix? hehehe!

Sounds great!!