Hat for the Sniglet which he is wearing right now, and which I had to make because I’m the one who lost his previous hat: finished. He insisted on plain black with no adornment. I ask you: what have I done to deserve this?
The wollmeise bag with which I learned entrelac: DONE! Oh my wow, I’ve never seen so many colors on one item and I thought it would be impossibly hectic, but no, it’s just improbable. I like it way more than I thought I would. Check it out: not one single seam, it is all knitted in. That is how much I wock. Or at least, that is how much I hate sewing seams. I am sorry about the photos, though – I’m still messing with the camera, trying to get the right settings, and I couldn’t try it today because the weather was bad so the light was grim. When I get better photos I will replace these.
Sweater for Ignatz that is full of cables that I designed for the eleventy-hundred hour flight to the U.S. several months ago – heh. Funny story there. I seem to be sleeve-impaired. The first one was too short, so when I started the second one I took copious notes, and even though I tried it on him several times, it came out long enough but too tight. Not horribly tight, he could wear it if he doesn’t wear a shirt underneath. A 100% wool sweater. On my son, Mr Eczema. Yeah, so that’s a “no.” I considered a sweater-vest, but I just … couldn’t. It’s too, I dunno, too preppy. So now I’m working on the third sleeve, which is the first one, ripped back. But that’s a lot of busy traveling and cable stitches, in dark navy, so the times when I can work on it are limited. I should get a picture of that up, huh?
And finally, Arwen. Arrrgh-wen. It is a nice pattern, no doubt about that. But I really think I chose the wrong yarn. The cables don’t pop, the heatheriness smothers them, it’s half-acrylic so it’ll be all pills by this time next year, and the cable panels are so terrifyingly thick. I know they don’t have to be, because I swatched this same cable with the Wollmeise yarn. It’s definitely the yarn’s fault. I think I have to start over, with either this or this. Your votes are welcome, but the final decision will be based on how they look when I actually see them in person. But I can’t, until I can get to the yarn store in Munich. That’ll be Friday.
Oh, and some friends were over last night when I finished the bag, and I promised to make a sweater for their baby out of the yarn of their choice, so I have to order that from Wollmeise.
That means that right now? I have nothing to knit. Augh. But not in the normal projectless state wherein I could just start something – believe me, I have a ton of ideas. No, I am only temporarily knitless, and in a few days I’ll be back up to my usual 5 UFOs scattered around the house and the basic overwhelm. Overknit.
So I’ve started a small project, something I’ve really been wanting to check out, especially since Elemmaciltur showed me a successful one on Friday: the toe-up sock. I have a ton of sock yarn, which I abandoned because dpns are such a pain, but now I can knit on one or two cable needles I don’t need the dpns anymore, yay! But I’ve discovered something: size 2 (2.5mm) needles are for crazy people.
Song du jour of the day, apropos of absolutely nothing I have said in this post: They Can’t Stop the Spring, by Dervish.