Ugh. The day? Not so great. Work was fine, and I got to start an awesome sample for the store! I’m making the cover “capecho” from Vogue Knitting, out of super yummy Blue Sky Worsted (different gauge than called for). I wanted to knit it (but not necessarily wear it myself), and megan wanted it for a store sample, so everybody wins. I started today and I have four pentagons done!

Hopefully I won’t get *too* sick of pentagons, because I also want to knit the Bubble Sweater from Knitting Nature. I’ve set my sights on some Manos in a colour that I’ve loved forever. Soon, soon.

The back of the organic cabled raglan is done, and the front is proceeding in quite a timely manner as well. After the front is done I’ll probably be taking a short break until more of the yarn comes in. The pattern is a bit hard on my hands – so many twists and cables (I cable without a needle, of course – it would be so tedious to use a cabled needle on a piece like this!). So it’s probably good to take a break.

I’ve been thinking of starting a new super-simple shawl, out of some Nature’s Palette that I bought awhile back. I have three each of two different blue shades, because I couldn’t decide between them! The question is, what shall I do? I’m already thinking just along the lines of cast on 3, inc at the beginning of each row in st st – but holding one strand of each colour together, or softly grading the colours by working 2 balls of dark, then alternating one ball of each colour, and ending with the last 2 balls?

Hm. Sounds like I’ve already made up my mind!

5 Responses to “sigh.”

  1. Megan

    I want to knit that capecho too, but as a relatively new knitter it’s a little intimidating. I’ll be interested to see your results.

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  2. Laura

    Yeah, I agree with holding two dark, one of each, then two light. Gorgeous! Haha, I’m sitting here staring at that capecho on my coffee table as I read this. They say in the mag how easy it is, I’m glad it’s moving along for you.

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  3. Sheila

    The owner of my LYS, Jan, is knitting the cover sweater. It is coming out great. She is knitting it is a red-blue wool. It is fun. Capecho is gorgeous. I don’t know if any of the sweaters are in my future.

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  4. not an artist

    I can’t wait to see how your capecho turns out! When I first saw the photo on the cover I was kind of turned off, but I keep glancing at it and secretly coveting it. Even if I’d never wear it…

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  5. Shannon

    Are you still spinning much these days? All your projects come out lovely, who I am kidding, all your projects come out amazing, cant wait to see Capecho!

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