Yarn Report – Week 43, 2014

I almost forgot the yarn report!  Vince was home this afternoon so I totally lost track of time.

Well, it’s Amy’s fault again. Some of the yarn received is from Knitted Wit, and I’d never heard of them til Amy told me so that’s definitely her fault, right? Then, I had no idea Madelinetosh sold yarn through fairly regular updates on their website . . until . . yep, Amy told me about that too! 

Buckle My Shoe (5 skeins)

Buckle My Shoe (5 skeins)

Canopy (6 Skeins)

Canopy (6 Skeins)

Could have been worse.  Some that was ordered didn’t arrive yet.

Nothing to report as used since nothing is finished.

My numbers are all screwed up so I give up the running total. I’ll continue to show what comes in and what gets used. There’s no way I’m going to come out with good numbers and  . . who cares anyway?

On the Needles – October 24, 2014

This is Hay Cove, the test knit for Laura Aylor. Still to do: Finish binding off the bottom, sleeves, button bands and collar  . . then the blocking and weaving in the threads and sewing on buttons. My goal is to get both sleeves done by the end of the weekend but that’s probably overly optimistic.

Hay Cove

Hay Cove

3 in 1

This is a sweater I’ve been looking at on Ravelry for several months.

3 in 1

3 in 1

The pattern is called 3 in 1 and it has great ratings and comments. There’s something about it that makes me really love it and if you click on the pattern link, and then projects, you can see how it looks in many different colors. It can be made with fingering weight or sport weight yarn. Therein lies my hangup. 

Typically, I do not like sweaters made with fingering weight yarn but I have enough fingering weight yarn around here to make enough of these sweaters for half the country. The temptation is great to order yarn in sport weight yarn but I think since I have so much fingering weight, I’m going to take the leap and try using some of it for this project. Some of my favorites in the projects are made with Wollmeise Twin and I’m guessing I can come up with an acceptable combination that will work.

Here are links to some of the color combinations I love!

Crazywig
Atelieroursonne
Rainghirl
Quetschmarie

What do you think about this pattern? I would shorten the sleeves a little. I don’t mind them being some bit too long but I think these might be a bit long for my taste but otherwise, I really like this pattern.