Thursday, January 31, 2008

quickie

... lots of disconnected thoughts for today, with pictures !

first up ...


this is sleeve #2. now, i've not finished the back yet. i think i will do that when this sleeve comes off the needles. i'm also thinking i'll knit the fronts at the same time on one needle.

i am thinking the sleeves might end up being a wee bit long, but i'm not going to worry about that until after blocking and assembly. it's not that big a deal to rip out some sleeve and reknit sleeve caps. besides, once you're in the cap, it's all decreases.


malabrigo merino worsted. plain jane. undyed. i got to thinking recently that i don't have (hardly) any plain and basic hats. most of them are knitted with variegated yarn, or are things like the devil hat. so, i think it's time for a grown up classic hat. i was originally thinking of doing a watchman's cap, or something with cables, but now i've really fallen for the texture of this hat.


fresh yarn ! ... courtesy of corbett. i wound a hank of it today. it's mystery yarn. he got it at rhinebeck, but the yarn didn't have a tag. i'm calling it sock yarn. i'm going to pretend it's handwash merino.


and i'm going to pretend it has at least 175 yds/hank.

4 comments:

Zarah said...

That sleeve looks awesome! I thought it was a sock at first....
actually, that would make a really nice cable down the side of a sock, wouldn't it?

painter girl said...

The sweater is gorgeous! And what pretty green and brown yarn. You are a lucky girl.

amandacathleen said...

Look at you go! I love the cables on the sleeve and your fresh yarn! The greens and browns are just gorgeous. Corbin has good taste.

Stacey said...

:) I would agree on calling it sock yarn. That "plain jane" would look great in the hat - the texture would really show off in the neutral color!