It feels like I’ve had a good week, mostly because of my progress on Leftovers Cowl. Not only did I make good knitting progress but I’m feeling a lot more confident about my stranded knitting.
It’s funny because I start these reports early in the week and I usually have that I didn’t buy any patterns but somehow, by the time to post the report, quite a few patterns have jumped into my cart and checked themselves out! Funny how that happens.
- Alberta Shawl – A lacy shawl
- Cosette – A pretty cardigan
- Boon Lay – A lacy shawl
- Gardens of Giverny Shawl – Denise talked me into this one.
- Anisah – A worsted weight shawl with cables
- Kassiani – A lacy shawl using fingering weight yarn
- Endless Leaves – A light fingering weight lacy scarf/wrap
- Bird Cherry – A lacy shawl with beads
- Mellow Sun – A bulky weight shawl that looks warm and snuggly
That should be enough shawl patterns to last me a while!
You probably won’t believe me, especially if you scroll through the pictures, but at least half a dozen times this week, I had yarn in my cart at various places and said . . nope, I don’t need it . . and walked away. I could be a recovering yarn addict. Every bit of the yarn that arrived this week was from Black Friday sales. The Eat, Sleep, Knit yarn took a very long time to get here. I was tracking it and it was supposed to have arrived on Saturday, a week ago yesterday, and that was taking forever since it was mailed priority mail on the previous Saturday. I kept hoping it would arrive on Friday so I wouldn’t have to explain to Vince that it was really Black Friday yarn. It didn’t arrive on Friday and it didn’t arrive on Saturday. It got here Tuesday! I appreciate having a wonderful mail lady and I don’t even know how the post office does what it does with those priority mail packages so I’m not going to complain about one slow package that got caught up in the tons of mail they had to get to its destination from the Black Friday shoppin.
A good bit of the ESK yarn was Cascade 220 for making sweaters. It’s boring so I didn’t even photograph it but I love the non-superwash variety for sweaters.
Some of the prettier, more interesting yarns:
There were a few skeins of lace that arrived from Dye For Yarn in Germany. They also had a Black Friday sale.
Most are silk but a couple are different varieties of yarn that I wanted to try.
This one is 72% Organic Merino/28% Manx Loaghtan. The Manx Loaghtan is a rare breed of sheep that has been brought back from being “at risk” and while they are being pampered back into production, there still aren’t many of them available.
This one is 100% Pure Cashmere . . because I wanted to try pure cashmere!
Then there were a few skeins of Farbmarsche
Projects I Worked On:
The instructions for the Stargazing MKAL came out on 12/1 and by the time I went to bed that night, I had completed Clue #1. That’s amazing for me . . knowing how bad I am with mystery knit alongs. I shouldn’t sing my praises til the project is finished, right?
Also, I’m keeping up with Ambah’s ADVENTurous Wrap project. Every day we open a numbered package and that’s the yarn we use for that day.
And, of course, you’ve been seeing the progress on Leftover’s Cowl. This is after having finished Charts A and B both once. Each need to be done five or six times. I still have a ways to go but it’s going quickly . . if I can just find the other tub of yarn I want to use.
A very few rows were knitted on Sunset Highway.
Knitting Plans for this Week:
- A new clue has come out by now for the Star Gazing MKAL so I want to get that done.
- Keep up with Ambah’s ADVENT project.
- Work more on Leftovers Cowl.
- Finish Pearla.