a wednesday night

bamboo rib cardigan

It’s Wednesday night and I actually stayed home from knit night at the store – just a little too tired and in need of a stay at home day. I’ve been working on a new cardigan the last week or so, in bamboo rib and Estelle 100% silk. Now I’m just hoping I have enough yarn! I bought ten balls, a sleeve to the underarm took about 1.5 balls (so three for both) and the body a little more than three, so I’ve got three more for the yoke and collar.

Probably won’t be the longest collar at that yardage, but not too bad. It should be okay. Oh, and the yarn is actually green – I didn’t fiddle with the photos so it looks all grey or brown or something.

ribbing shaping

Love that tweediness!

simple socks

farmhouse socks

Finally, an FO around here – it’s been ages! It’s not like I’m not knitting, I’m just not really getting anywhere these days, it seems…

Anyhoo. These are my first pair of Socks that Rock, despite my ownership of several (cough) skeins. Colourway Farmhouse, 64 stitches on Knitpicks US 0 circs, magic loop. Short row heel, wedge toe. Plain ol’ sock.

It was good company on the vacation, nice plain round and round. Didn’t get done until just last week, but whatever. I tried to make the socks long, long enough that I would’ve had to add calf shaping if I’d made them any longer, but I still have tons of yarn left over! Probably 20 grams or more (my scale is currently living at the store).

farmhouse socks

And, they even match! It’s been my experience when knitting a pair of socks from a hand-dyed, 100 g skein, that the two socks never really come out the same. One will stripe up all nice, the other will do weird pooling or something, despite the same gauge, knitter, and yarn. This skeins seems to have been very well behaved however, and the socks really do match – as much as hand-dyed sock yarn-socks can.

Done a new pair of socks just in time for a heat wave. Yipee!

destashing, blue yarn edition

Thanks everyone for the congratulations! It’s been a pretty crazy week – I’m looking forward to staying home tomorrow and relaxing (and watching House on DVD!). I was planning to go buy more plants but I think I’m going to try and put that off until Monday. Unfortunately, my zucchini plants are being eaten quite badly by striped cucumber beetles – that’s something I really need to take care of now!

Meanwhile, as a broke new graduate, care to take some yarn off my hands? Email me at cosmicpluto at gmail dot com if you’re interested in anything.

Elann Highland Chunky

20 skeins Elann Peruvian Highland Chunky – five balls have been knit, ripped and rewound into the big ball and small ball you see in the photo.

Colour: 638 (I think it was Indigo Heather, a very deep blue)
100% Highland Wool
76 yards/50 g
15-16 sts = 4″ on 6.0 mm

$45 USD includes shipping to US and Canada Taken!

6 skeins Briggs and Little Regal

Colour: 50; Midnight Blue
100% Pure Wool
4 oz/113g, 272 yards/248m
20 sts = 4″ (10cm) on 4.5 mm needles

$25 USD includes shipping to US and Canada Taken!

There’s also my destashing page at flickr, which I’m putting on “make me an offer” – really (not including shipping).

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