Edited to add: What’s up with the loss of photos? No idea, but I’ve put them back. Thanks for letting me know!
After much procrastinating, I’ve finally finished the yoke above the cables on the Tangled Yoke Cardigan.
After the excitement of a 230+ stitch repeating cable pattern, the plain stockinette was hard to get into, but it went very quickly once I sat down to it.
Then there were the button bands. Did I mention I’ve never done them before? No? Well, it slipped my mind when I was starting the pattern too. They turned out to be fairly painless, though I did pick up 12 less stitches than the pattern asked me to. (Ooo, I’m a rebel!)
And still waiting.
It’s funny, all of a sudden I’ve realized that the holidays are approaching without any heed whatsoever to the other things I have going on in my life, and that I owe quite a few people quite a few knitted gifts. This year I was smart enough to start early, and I have some things stashed away, but I still feel a sense of urgency. I’ve got nothing in-progress on the needles (*gasp!*), which was planned in preparation for beginning My Precious (aka the Autumn Rose Pullover) but I feel guilty when I have so much else to work on. Help me: justify it as a good “side” project, or talk me into postponing until the end of the holidays… So far, I’m postponing, but the yarn is just calling to me from its bag…
While I was procrastinating on the Tangled Yoke, I knit a pair of socks. Don’t scream “You crazy fast knitter!” at me; they’re Squirrel Girl socks, size children’s 12, plain stockinette on 52 stitches.
My girls love their handknit socks, and they’re fantastic about showing them off to everyone they can (Relatives. Teachers at school. Parents of their friends. The lady in the checkout at the grocery.”Hey! Look at my socks! Did you know, my momma made them for me?!”) so they definitely deserve some more.
It helps that I can use some of the leftovers from my sock-yarn dyeing extravaganza a few weeks ago. 50 g. of sock yarn still makes a pair, so I can use the photos to show off the yarn knitted up at my Etsy store. Soon they’ll have pairs in all the colorways… The pair above is knit with “Glass Jewels.”
Speaking of the Etsy store, I’m putting up some new items this afternoon. This one’s for all you spinners out there, rovings in various fibers and colors. A preview:
I feel like such a tease – head on over,
they should be listed by 2 pm EST. Uploadia, goddess of The Internets, has smiled upon me and made my shop update go smoothly. That is to say, it’s up, have at it!
Stay tuned for photos of the finished Tangled Yoke, hopefully tomorrow. (Cross your fingers for good weather for me!)