I was able to knit all the way through the eye appt yesterday, including the pupil-dilation phase, except when actually being dealt with by medical professionals. (My sight is unchanged since last year: that’s good.) I’ve finished the ribbing for the second sock, and have considerable hopes of finishing the sock itself in
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I found a knot, rare for Regia. Worse, a knot that interrupted the sequence of stripes. If I had been one of those knitters – and there are many – who carefully wind out the yarn so as to start both socks at the same point, in orderto achieve identical rather than fraternal twins, I would have been pretty cross. But I’m not, so I wasn’t.
And progress on the Brownstone sleeve, Mark II, has been good. I’m going to need more stitches than I thought to get the top sleeve circumference anywhere near what Jared seems to think appropriate, but I’ve got room to get them in. For the body, I think I calculated that I need about 5% more stitches than Jared’s Size L, to hit the circumference of the sweater Thomas sent me to measure. For the sleeve top, it’s going to be closer to 20% to get a size between Jared’s L and XL – no measurement from Thomas to guide me here.
Thomas himself is coming to see us at the end of October. It would be nice to have body and sleeves joined by then, but that may be a bit ambitious.
I continue full of enthusiasm for madelinetosh. I have mentioned here before that my stash, which I have been so virtuously nibbling away at for the past two years, is low on providing enough yarn in any single shade or quality to knit anything substantial. That’s probably at least partly why I’m having such a good time here.
I could dispose of the entire stash, couldn't I? except for Koigu and the KF sock yarn and one or two of the very choicest lace yarns, and devote the rest of my life to madelinetosh. Maureen in
you say you are knitting tosh socks. Have you done that before? Do they wear? I
would be a bit hesitant about using pure wool for socks, even reinforced, but I
would be very happy to be persuaded otherwise, especially in this case. Fargo
Edinburgh Freecycle? Is there a local charity which would welcome yarn donations? It's time to get serious about the stash cupboard.
I was even casting around in my mind yesterday for what to knit next after the Effortless. The mitred jacket in “Knit One Knit All” would be an interesting challenge. And, of course, “Knit, Swirl” should be with me soon.
Woolley Bits, couldn’t one grow madder in one’s garden? And woad? I’ve never tried, but that might be a project for next year. Your cochenille silk is gorgeous.
tomorrow. We haven’t
done this since late last year and I am already in a tizzy over packing and
train-catching. Shall I take the iPad? Back here Tuesday if all goes according
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