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!