Batteries for the camera, anyway (and macro wasn’t the issue with the cybershot – it really is just bad in any kind of low light). Sleeping in this morning helped with my rest issues, but all I really want is a couple of days to sleeeeep and just hang out! Ain’t gonna be many of those for awhile.

Meanwhile, it’s been terribly rainy and COLD the last couple days. I’m skipping right over the whole cotton sweater thing (I’d planned to knit Licorice Whip with some brown Main Line this fall, but I think I’ll just leave it for spring) and right to the GIVE ME CHUNKY WOOL thing.

Could it be? Possibly a Rhinebeck sweater?

We’ll see. It’s all my handspun merino (with one more CC to spin up – a dark green), headed towards a bottom-up seamless circular colourwork yoke sweater. I swatched Wednesday night and came up with a perfect 4.5 sts/in on 4.5 mm needles – the main colour is a three ply, oatmeal merino. So soft. I’m really terribly proud of it (as anyone there Wednesday can attest to). Away I went, and the body here is done up to the waist increases – and the end of the first skein of yarn. It was the smallest skein, weighing in at 109 g and 174 yards. The two I have left are about 264 yards each, so I should really have plenty for the rest of the body and the sleeves!

I’m so excited about that sweater! But I will also need to address this pile o’ purple sometime very soon as well:

It’s supermerino (with a Denise tip stuck in there for scale) for a sample, and rather than getting 10 skeins, I got one honkin’ skein equal to the yardage of ten! My swift nearly had a conniption.

Purple seems to be recurring around here; short row heel tutorial to come once I get to the heel on this here Trekking sock.

I’d better go get some sleep; the Run for the Cure is in the morning and therefore I can’t sleep in!

P.S. For the love of wool, people, go to LittleKnits and buy yarn so I can’t. Seriously, I want Nature Wool at $5.25 a skein. DB Merino DK for $27 a bag. Or the Chunky for $24 a bag. There’s a Kureyon colourway for FORTY DOLLARS A BAG! Gahhhhh!

12 Responses to “recharged”

  1. ~Jo~

    Sending you a virtual hot chocolate to take along at Run for the Cure! ;-)

    Keeping my eyes peeled for the short row tutorial, I can NOT make them without holes. I’m getting desperate. lol!

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  2. Sherri

    Thanks – there goes my grocery money! Oh well, I needed to loose some weight anyway!

    Love the purple (as you know!)

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  3. femiknitter

    I’ve purchased from little knits TWICE in the last two weeks because they’ve had such beautiful yarn at great prices–DB Cashmerino superchunky (they had one colorway down to $7), Classic Elite Patina, DB merino aran AND DK. Such wonderful stuff!

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  4. Jade

    I may have solved the camera problem. I finally found the manual for my camera, and it turns out that my own blur is unavoidable. I’d been trying to turn off flash to get more artistic looking shots (or a shot at all, because in low light the flash obliterates whatever I’m photographing), and instead all I got was blur. It turns out that when you turn the flash off it treats it as a low-light setting, so to grab as much light as possible it drastically slows the shutter speed, meaning: unless you have it on a tripod in a vacuum-sealed room, you’re gonna get blurry pics.

    I wonder if your camera is doing the same thing?

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  5. Shannon

    Hey! thanks for everything yesterday — you will be pleased to hear I have started a similar sweater with EcoWool from Lettuce Knit (it was calling to me, what can I say?). I’m several rows in thanks to the long train ride, and am contemplating mixing in my handspun & stuff along the way for color… :)

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  6. Becky

    Thanks for sharing all the great links — pattern and yarn! Have a great time with the Rhinebeck sweater and the run.

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  7. emily elizabeth

    You know, every raves about Trekking…I have never tried using it! Do you know of any decent online dealers? I haven’t been able to find any at any of my LYSs.

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  8. Sue F

    Did I say I love you! :) Thank you for posting about my little store at your blog (pun intended). I just saw my links from yours – I have tons more outrageous sales coming up. And – thank you again for posting about me.

    Cheers,

    Sue

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