ah, the smell of new projects

It’s a balmy 10 degrees Celsius today, and it just feels like one of those lovely productive spring days! I washed a bunch of yarns, and spun up just a bit of new stuff:

The bottom one is 114 yards of 2ply merino, one strand of red-and-blue single and one strand of solid blue plied together. The top one was made from the leftover red and blue single – it’s 60 yards, navajo plied. More for practice than anything, although it is lofty and squishy!

I started a new project the other day, and I’m just in love with it.

It’s the “Cable/Rib Cardigan” from last year’s holiday vogue, knit out of Shelridge Farm W4. This just might be my new favourite yarn – soft, even, multiple plies, great yardage, super colour. Unfortunately I don’t have a lot of it (you can bet I’ll be buying a bunch at this year’s downtown knit collective’s knitter’s frolic in April) so I’m heavily modifying the pattern. The sleeve and back will be done in stockinette stitch. I’m up to almost 10″ of one of the fronts.

I finished the first Trekking sock. I’m not sure why it took me so long, but here it is – this is a horrible photo for the colour; much better one here.

Hmmmmm. Maybe I should go finish up that vneck sweater and cross it off the list.



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6 responses to “ah, the smell of new projects”

  1. Chris Avatar

    Wow, how interesting that the sock looks so blue in the picture. That said, it would be a lovely color to add to the Trekking line. Maybe you should pitch it. :)

    Oh, those cables are really popping – nice.

  2. jodi Avatar

    I started that same cardigan a few months ago in an orange yarn and put it down after only about eight inches. I wish I had time to get back to it!

  3. Julie La Salle Avatar

    I am curious: where did you learn to spin yarn? From a book? In a class? I’m from Quebec city and it’s difficult to find ressources to learn how to spin.

    What do you mean by “year’s downtown knit collective’s knitter’s frolic in April”? I am already itching to go to Toronto and visit the yarn shops and the textile museum.

  4. Tara Avatar

    Beautiful yarn! and that cable-delicious!

  5. Julia Avatar

    Ooo lala, those cables are luscious. Off to look up last year’s holiday Vogue…

  6. paula Avatar

    My GOD, that Trekking is GORGEOUS!!!

    I have yet to find any in my area. Sigh…

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