121 yards (from 3 oz) of navajo-plyed worsted weight superwash bfl in the magic chip colorway from the AVFKW Woolly Wonders Fiber Club. So, navajo plying a whole skein’s worth of yarn isn’t as scary as I thought it would be! Despite the occasional wrestling I did with this bfl and my not-always-consistent singles, I’m really happy with how this yarn turned out. Now, what should I do with it? (Do we think 120 yards is enough for toddler legwarmers? I know a 4-yr old who would love some.)
Also, last night I did this:
And I decided that I liked it so much that I shouldn’t risk it, so I ordered 2 more skeins of Cascade 220 in Caribbean. Fingers crossed that they match what I’ve got, or are at least close enough. I’m doing this sort of by the seat of my pants, after reading through lots of notes on ravelry. I’m using worsted, instead of heavy worsted weight yarn, but I’m not really changing the stitch count. I figure I’ll try this on once I’m through the yoke, and if it isn’t long enough or big enough, I’ll add another repeat of the pattern before binding off (or separating — I haven’t decided) the sleeve stitches and continuing on with the body. I want this to be snug, and I’m adding a few more buttons (3? 4?) than the original.
I realize that I have a gazillion things on the needles right now — but all of my sweater projects are in muted colors, and spring break demands something bright (and instantly gratifying).
I did manage to get through a fair amount of grading today, and Boh and I romped through muddy fields and meadows with our friends D. and Coltrane (the greyhound) this afternoon. There’s an apple crisp in the oven, and a pile of knitting awaiting me on the couch (next to a loudly snoring dog). These are the makings of a good, quiet evening.
Man you are cranking the yarn out these days. I am dizzy watching you go! And knitting too – go you!
Look at you go girl! Love the muted colors of your finished skein.
Woh! You are cruising! That Shalom will be gorgeous. Sounds like you’re having a perfect week off!
navajo plying? Different from other plying? I don’t spin so I am curious. Definitely beautiful colors!!
Oh, you definitely need a bright spring break project! I think Shalom will look awesome in that blue Cascade 220. And if the two new skeins don’t match exactly, you can switch off…one row with the old, one with the new, etc. That is, if you whipped through both skeins by the time the new ones come!
Lovely, lovely, lovely! That will be a great bright sweater. Perfect for spring.
I am going to be forced to make apple crisp. This last mention of it pushed me over the edge.