Thursday, April 16, 2015
The Knit Goes On
I finished another pair of simple socks, using the remains of my ball of Regia Colorations and some deep-stash Curious Yarns sock wool. This is the skein that never ends. It was the background colour for my Mad Budgie Socks, the feet of these - and still there is enough left for a Barn Raising Square.
Speaking of which.. when I completed these socks I needed an instant portable project and grabbed a leftover ball of Countess Ablaze "Nerds Prefer their Rainbows Darker" to make a square.
And when I finished that, I went straight back to the tub of scraps to start another - this time in a self-striping yarn from Online.
At this rate, I might eventually have enough squares to make a sock-yarn blanket!
But my sofa-knitting is something less portable.
I started a recreation of my favourite jumper from the 1980's.
I am using the red Cascade Eco Plus leftover from The Boy's birthday blanket.
I don't know if I have enough red for the whole jumper. If not, I think it would look cracking with marl grey sleeves.
It is knitting up really quickly. A week in and I am more than halfway up the back.
I discovered that I could only get an accurate picture of the colour if I set it against the yellow daffodil - and why not!
In stash enhancement news...
There was a spot of emotionally-charged yarn buying this week. Kemps are selling Regia sock yarn at a bargainous price.
Based on recent experience, I have enough here to knit 7 or 8 pairs of socks!
"But I don't need more yarn!" squealed my Inner Voice.
So I surveyed my Ravelry stash and slid a few items over to my "trade" page.
Result? I am in profit!
I now have more balls of yarn in my stash than before, but my cash in was greater than my cash out. And let's face it - workhorse sock yarn is of far more use to me than silk-based laceweight!