On the Needles

It will be no surprise that most of my time is spent outside these days and little knitting got done. I took it with me on our trip yesterday but the roads, while not rough, were not really smooth enough for lots of through the back loop knitting, so I only got a few rows done.

Lakehouse

Lakehouse

Even with the tediousness (is that a word?) of the knitting, I so love knitting this cardigan.

On the Needles – April 17, 2015

On my needles . . Laura Aylor’s cabled cardigan test knit.

Lakehouse

Lakehouse

The color is much brighter but this is my pre-daylight bad lighting photo. 

This cardi is going to be gorgeous but oh, is it slow! All the right side knitted stitches except those for the cable, are knit through the back loop.  No pain . . no gain I guess. It will be worth it in the end but for now, this seems like a project that will never get finished. To give you an idea of how slow it is, yesterday my goal was to end the day with 5″ of fabric beneath the armhole. I worked as hard as I could and ended with 2-1/2″.

Lakehouse

Lakehouse

How gorgeous are those cables? There’s a wide buttonband (though there are no buttons) that still goes down the front but that comes later.

Yarn Report – April 10, 2015

Darn! I forgot the yarn report. It wasn’t a good one so maybe I should have just kept on going and never mentioned it.

Northbound Knitting Rustic Sport

Northbound Knitting Rustic Sport

The yarn I added is a new yarn to Eat, Sleep, Knit. It is listed as sport weight and it’s called “Rustic Sport” sport by Northbound Knitting. This yarn was purchased to make RhombingAround. Now that I’ve read a little more about it, they’re saying it knits up as a worsted weight yarn. The fact that it’s described as “rustic” and long lasting should have told me it was not going to be soft and snuggly and unless there’s a major transformation after washing, that makes this yarn about 500% softer than it is now, it will not be used on anything worn directly next to the skin.

I love the colors and I think it would make a great workhorse cardigan so I will find a pattern that’s better suited for and will order something else to make RhombingAround . . some day. 

Used this week: 0 skeins
Used since 1/1/2015: 57 skeins
Added this week: 10 skeins
Added since 1/1/21015: 171 skeins
Net Used since 1/1/2015: 114 skeins  (red means I’ve added more than I’ve used).