Over the Weekend

I washed all the wooly stuffs and got them ready to be put away for the summer. This involved all the blocking mats, two yoga mats, the entirety of the laundry room closet-dowel-y rod thingy, and much cat chasing.

I wound up some Malabrigo and swatched thrice, getting gauge on the last swatch with the recommended needle size. This never happens. I was so excited I promptly cast on with the wrong needle size. I haven’t decided whether I care yet. This is for a Grownup Bonnet and the gauge specified applies to the hood. I don’t know if it’s such a big deal for the scarf. We’ll see. No pictures yet because red yarn does not behave.

I also started a baby sweater –Tadpole’s Purple Sweater – in Knit Picks Bare and Prism Saki. As a rule, I don’t get much of a kick out of baby things, so I only knit for the babies (in this case, the grandbaby) of special people. I’m digging this sweater, though, I have to say.

Finally, I started some new socks in my favorite sock yarn, Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Select Semi Solids.

These are not yoga socks, which means they won’t be done by this weekend, which means more messing with the sock schedule but whatever. I started some yoga socks in Patons Stretch but the stitch count I needed for a good fit made the yarn pool in ways I could not allow to continue. But CTH always does well by me in the color department. Plus I want to try another slipped-stitch sole and see how it works.

Basically, I’m on a started-three-new-projects-this-week high. Isn’t that the best feeling?

10 thoughts on “Over the Weekend

    1. Glad I could help add to the queue! I’m really loving this sweater – easy pattern to memorize, works well with the multicolor yarn, and it’s very stretchy so I think the designer’s notes about it fitting for a long time might just come true.

  1. definitely the best feeling 🙂 and look at those lovely knits ready to pack away – fab! I wish our weather was so predictable….I am just as likely to have to wear them over the summer!

    1. We’re still in a cycle of 50 degree (Farenheit) days and bright sun and sometimes it’ll be 80 for a few days, then there’ll be frost on the cars. Putting the knits away is partly wishful thinking on my part, but I should be mostly safe to get rid of the worsted-weight cowls and hats for now. I hope.

  2. Yes it is the best feeling, the first day, and then after that (for me) it’s the ‘ok, which one do I want to finish first, and why do I have THREE going at once when I need to do homework’ high. But that’s just me 🙂 I think all of those projects sound like fun, I really like your blue sock yarn.

  3. Oh man, I totally have to do that myself. I just finished up washing some socks which wasn’t so bad, but I’m dreading the sweaters. Keeping the cats and dog away from it all will be a challenge!

    1. My cat was especially taken with Owls. Don’t know if it was some bird-chasing instinct or the fact that as the sun was setting the light streaming in the living room window was aimed right at that sweater and she wanted to be in the warm spot. But we had to chase her off that sweater about 5 times. With my cat allergy, I’ll need to remember to wash it again before I wear it next year!

    1. I’ll definitely get pictures of the finished sweater before I send it off to its new home. It’s really pretty so far. I think it’ll look great when it’s done.

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