Despite my being sort of ….eh about the knitting right now (and even my not-that-pumped is still pretty damn obsessed), I’ve been working on this raglan out of Silky Tweed.
I think I’m just about to the underarm now – I’ll probably do a few more rounds to make sure it’s long enough. Then I’ll have to decide what I’m going to do for the yoke! Luckily, I think I’m going to have enough yarn. I’ve got two more skeins of the grey left for the yoke, and the front’s going to be a vneck, no so worries there. Maybe I’ll start a sleeve just for a change.
Last night at SnB with stephannie looking over my shoulder (just kidding), I wove a square out of Artyarns Ultramerino leftovers.
As you can see….it’s acting weird. Very, very weird. (I really like that photo though. Good light today.)
Here’s how the fabric should look: all nice and even, flat.
Here’s what it looks like in the bottom half of the square…
See the slanty bits in the horizontal strands? The yarn was twisting, so I let out some of the twist, but I either did it too much or not enough. That’s what’s causing the curling! It’s the damnedest thing. Hopefully it’s just a one-off – or I’ll have to stick with the yarns I’ve used so far and had good luck with!
Final tidbit of the day (and I promise there are going to be some FO’s around here soon) – I was at Ikea the other day and bought this cute basket. I’ve decided it shall be…the shawl basket. Yeah, it’s actually full of shawls. They could be folded more efficiently to maximize the number of items, but for now – it’s just the right size!
(Visible: grey Charlotte’s Web, handspun Flower Basket, and Silken Clapotis on top.)