you gotta keep ’em separated.

gyc sleeves divided

My sense of humor is returning, which makes me hopeful that I’ll be back to my usual (healthy) self today. A few weekends ago, I was having a conversation with my officemate about The Offspring. (He LOVED them, and even seemed a bit nostalgic for the days when they were on the radio all the time.) Thus, the title of today’s post. I sat down to think of a way to indicate that I had finished the raglan increases and divided the sleeves from the body on my garter yoke cardigan, and The Offspring came to mind.

gyc sleeves divided2

I know you can’t tell from the photo, but I’m thrilled with the fit so far. I was too lazy to put this on scrap yarn, so it is still on a slightly too small circular.

gyc sleeves divided3

gyc sleeves divided4

When I joined the Cascade 220 and began working the raglan increases, I have to tell you that I had some doubts about my color choices — I just wasn’t sure that this brown was the right match for this handspun. I think I just needed to see more of the brown to get a sense for what it will look like, because I absolutely love this. Also, I think this is the first sweater I’m making with Cascade 220, and I am thoroughly enjoying knitting with it. I might need to acquire a bunch more the next time Webs has that incredible anniversary sale…

cmf bfl skein1 prewash

Here’s the first skein of my Crown Mountain Farms brown bfl before washing and setting the twist.

cmf bfl skein 1 fo2

And here it is, all finished and ready to wait patiently for the other skeins. This is 150 yards of 3-ply worsted weight. If I can maintain this yardage per each 3 oz, I should be able to get 8 skeins, or about 1200 yards, to work with.

cmf bfl skein 1 fo3

More gorgeous fiber came in yesterday’s mail, which certainly improved my mood. (I am not a very good sick person — too impatient and pouty.) I’m planning to head to campus for a little while today, but don’t worry, I’m going to take it easy to ensure that I’m over this little weekend flu bug. (Which means I’ll probably do some more knitting. And annotating.)

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9 thoughts on “you gotta keep ’em separated.

  1. Now I have that song stuck in my head! :-)

    I am glad that you are feeling better…. And your sweater looks great! makes me want to make one!!

  2. The colors look really lovely together. I’m a little behind you, working my way up to the split for the arms.

    Also, I’m sick now, too. Is it possible to catch someone’s cold through a KAL? I hope you feel better soon!

  3. I hold the WEBS Anniversary sale completely responsible for the enormous Cascade 220 stash in my 3rd floor closet. It’s all their fault.

  4. The Cascade and your homespun look terrific together.

    I passed my flu bug on to my kids, now there’s 3 of us home sick. I’m doing a little better, staying home to sleep and rest has helped alot.

    Could be I’m drooling over your CMF brown bfl…

  5. Glad you’re feeling better! The cardigan looks great … hopefully the perfect annotating companion.

  6. Hope you’re definitely on the mend!

    I love the way the yoke looks with the rest. It’s different than some of the others I’ve seen, all monochrome. I like the contrast.

  7. It’s going to be gorgeous! Yesterday I cast on three different times for a garter yoke sweater (pulli, not cardi) and just couldn’t get the look I wanted. You’ve inspired me to keep at it!

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