rather further along

Wednesday night at Knit Night, Ken saw me knitting as said something to the effect of, “Gee, you’re a lot further than the last time you posted!”.

Yeah, that kind of happens when
a) you really, really like what you’re knitting;
b) you’re using fairly chunky yarn (on 5 mm needles)
c) you’re running out of yarn, so you knit faster.

Also, the photos tend to pile up! So, a snapshot of my knitting week.

January 22 (Tuesday):
tree jacket yoke done

January 23 (Wednesday):
tree jacket body-in-progress

January 25 (today):
tree jacket body done

All done the body! I really am quite short of yarn, but have nixed the contrast colour idea. Instead, I dug up this skein of yarn which is the same colourway (Acorn) but is from a different lot. It is very, very, very different – it’s the pinky yarn in the bottom ribbing.

I have about…60 grams of matching yarn left, plus a bunch of the pinky one. Sweater so far has taken about 290 g of yarn, plus the pinky one. Yeah, this one ain’t getting full length sleeves.

So, the plan of attack – knit both sleeves, going back and forth, knitting up the rest of the yarn equally and decreasing right away. Once the matching yarn runs out, work the cuff in the pinky yarn to whatever length the sleeves turn out to be. I’m hoping for elbow-length, at least.

wanted: instant gratification

I started another new sweater (or two)…

tree jacket

This one’s the Tree Jacket from Zephyr Style. I’m using The Fibre Company’s Terra, which is just a fantastic, fantastic yarn. As others have noted, though, it’s pretty spendy. I got this batch on sale : )

The irregularity of the yarn, both texture and colour, work really well with this pattern. Unfortunately, I don’t have a heck of a lot of yarn – I only have seven skeins of this colour (Acorn) and then three more of a light blue.

I think this is how things are going to play out, based on how far I’ve gotten with two skeins: three skeins for the yoke (maybe a little less), then one skein for each of the sleeves and the remainder for the body. So when I run out of yarn on each sleeve, I’ll start the cuff in the contrast colour. Hopefully the body will end up long enough! The lace in the body should stretch the yarn a little farther.

In other news, Dr. Steph gave me this:

you make my day award

Which is so cute and awwww! The rules say: “Give the award to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel happy about blogland. Let them know by posting a comment on their blog so they can pass it on. Beware you may get the award several times.”

Steph’s list is faboo, so here’s ten more great ones (no particular order):

1. Klosekraft
2. Dogged.
3. A Mingled Yarn
4. Green Apples
5. Savannahchik
6. Seed Stitch
7. Skrilla Knits
8. My Sensitive Girl Hole
9. Not an Artist
10. stitch marker

Have a nice evening, everyone!

OT, but it’s good

I don’t have knitting to show at the moment (which, of course, doesn’t mean that I’m not knitting!) but I do have something that I’m hoping to sell to a local (or somewhat local)…

One pair of tickets to the Leafs vs. St Louis Blues game at the Air Canada Centre, January 29, 7:30 pm.

Mega excellent (club) seats – section 107 rinkside!

Selling for face value, $400, or best offer.

E-mail me if you’re interested!

Knitting to return soon, I promise!