I am *this* close to finishing the second sleeve of my Long Sands Cardigan. I took that picture yesterday, but then knit on it all day… so, I’m actually just about to start the cap decreases.
I hope to finish it tonight, and get it blocking so I can start seaming it up… its so squishy and I just want to wear it d^_^b
Theres also been a lot of spinning going on, woooot!
I’m quite proud of this… I picked a random braid in my stash (this is quite old stash, haha. Probably almost two years) and started to spin it in the early evening. And finished all 4oz (singles + plying) by the time I went to bed (which was like 11:30).
This is from Woolen Mills St. Yarns, and the colorway name (which was Doctor Who inspired, which was probably why I got it… and the fact that I love purple, haha!) is called Rose Tyler.
Which I can totally see the connection! At the same time, I got another braid from Woolen Mills St. Yarns (which I haven’t spun yet) that was inspired by Alice and Wonderland… and its blue, black, a little grey, and white. I can’t wait to start that one!
In the mean time, I have something else on my wheel ;-P
I entered Diane of the Knitabulls podcast (seriously, one of the best video podcasts out there – Diane always makes my mom and I smile. She’s one of the sweetest people EVER) She was having a spin-along during the Tour of some Into the Whirled fiber, inspired by Lavinia from Downton Abbey. I finished that yarn (and I looooove it) and entered it… and got randomly drawn to win something! Waaaat!
So, my package arrived yesterday and I immediately started to spin it :-P I was silly and didn’t get a before picture… why I didn’t think to do that. I must have been too excited, haha!
Its one of her batts (which I’ve never spun from a batt like this before… yay for new experiences!) it’s 85/15 Polwarth/silk in the Rhinebeck colorway… Which I think is just super awesome… I’ve never been to Rhinebeck (hope to someday! :-P) and it was so nice of her and Diane to be giving away one of the special Rhinebeck colorways.
Heres what I have so far…
And theres what I have left to do!
I began spinning it, with the intention of doing a 2-ply… but I was looking at the gradient… and I couldn’t split it up! So, I’ll be Navajo plying it instead… once I finish with the yellow/green bit, I’ll start with the blue side of the other half, so when I get to the plying part… it’ll match up. Or, at least I hope it will, haha! I might end up making two skeins… we’ll see :-P