April 17, 2006

Moving into Spring

I’ve finished the one aran sock, and can’t start another until I get another ball of Paton’s Pure Wool Aran — which isn’t hard to find online (there are no yarn stores in town, of course) but I feel silly ordering just one ball. There’s really no rush, since Mark won’t need them until next winter.

I’ll try to put up a picture of the finished sock soon…

Meanwhile, I’ve moved on to a new project, one that more optimistically looks forward to the coming seasons instead of back to winter. It’s Rosebud from a back issue of Knitty — but I’m going to leave off the sleeves and make a tank. I’m trying to use up yarn I already have — I have so many leftovers from previous projects that it’s starting to get on my nerves. So I’m using the last (I hope!) of the silk I bought from Elann almost two years ago; I’ve already made a Pacific Grove Pullover, a Cabaret Raglan, another raglan, and W from this yarn — it’s seemed like the never-ending supply! But I’m down to four balls and a bit of both the purple and the grey, so I’m just going to go ahead and use them together, regardless of whether they’ll look good. I’m using Rosebud because it has a defining band between the lower and upper parts — meaning I think it won’t look too weird to do the bottom in one colour and the bodice in another. I’ve got a little more grey than purple, so I’ve started with the grey, and we’ll see if it gets me all the way to the band.

Oh, I’ve also had to adjust for the completely different gauge of my yarn, so we’ll see if that affects it badly, too! In other words, this is experimental, to say the least!

Pictures next time — I want to get a little further into it, so that there’s more than just a cast-on!

Posted by Aven at April 17, 2006 03:02 PM

cute new pix of kitty!

Posted by: Mom at April 17, 2006 11:02 PM

Rosebud is a great pattern…can’t wait to see how it turns out. I am forcing myself to not start any new projects…so…hard…:)

Hope you are all three doing well!

Posted by: Heather at April 18, 2006 02:28 PM

It’s always nice to have never ending yarn - Rosebud looks cute, it’ll make a gorgeous tank top.

Posted by: Carrie K at April 18, 2006 03:03 PM