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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Knitting Notes

I've actually finished one half of take three on my gift for L, so I'm now confident enough to actual say what it is. Socks just weren't working for with this yarn, for some reason, so I decided to go with Dragon Scale gauntlets, and I finally found a pattern I like, and that works with the yarn. The left one is done, and I'm actually feeling good enough about the project that I may be able to get it to her by her actual birthday (this would be a first, as we normally have to wait until the next gift-giving holiday to exchange presents from the last one).

I was then apparently feeling sock deprived, because I cast on some Jaywalkers in my Sophie's Toes Handsome Park Ranger. I really like this yarn. Love the base yarn, and I'm liking how the colors are combining in the socks. It occurred to me after casting on that it was perhaps not the most brilliant of ideas to cast on socks in my most used needle sized so close to my first Sock Yarnista Club delivery, but I guess I'll have to cross that bridge when I come to it.

On the sweater front, I've been facing a bit of a moral quandary. I bought the yarn to make a Pearl Buck Swing Jacket, and then discovered the February Lady sweater (along with half of Ravelry). I've had the yarn for it in my shopping basket on Knitpicks for a month or more, but have been feeling bad because of the Merino Style I had kicking around already, because the swing jacket just isn't doing it for me anymore. And then I realized that it's the same yarn I'd need for the Brocade Leaves Pullover in the latest issue of Knitscene, and the guilt is gone. Combine this with the realization that I have enough leftover shine worsted in a really nice green color to make a new Baby Yoda Sweater for Blueberry, and life is good. I now have a Knitpicks order all ready to go with yarn for February Lady, a hat I want to make for Blueberry, and some needles I need to accomplish this. I think both sweaters will be great for Fall, and I'm looking forward to making them.

In final news, in a fit of crazy, I joined the Sundara Seasons club, with a subscription for Summer. I would have gone with Autumn, but I really want some blue, and Summer just edged out Winter after looking at pictures of last year's yarn. I'm really looking forward to actually getting my hands on some of this yarn, since my lifestyle just doesn't accommodate stalking her site for updates.


Jenn said...

Oh wow! I think I need to commission you to make me those gauntlets! Those are awesome!!

I hope I can learn to knit at least somewhat from the class I'm taking at GenCon! I am jealous of all you knitters!

Megan said...

I'm sure you can! And then I'll give you the link to the gauntlet pattern. Or get you on Ravelry so you can get it yourself ;)

Jenn said...

I actually am on Ravelry! I just stay away from it, as I get depressed about all the cool things I can't make!

If I could crochet in the round, that'd help...!

Megan said...

Well, dang it, who are you? I'll friend you!

And I actually spend most of my time on Ravelry in the time suck that is the forums, many of which are completely unrelated to anything yarn ;)