As usual, it’s Wednesday and I have more works in progress than hands to work on them. My cat sweater is still a WIP but it’s approaching FO status rapidly.
The first time around, I forgot a bit of sleeve shaping. Happy to say, this time I remembered to shape the appropriate places and the face is far less wonky now. Just a couple rows more and a bit of neck shaping before I can begin seaming! The weather is perfect for the sweater right now so I’m hoping to stay focused!
It’s tough with this box of beauties though…
Mom dyed me some yarn for my birthday! It’s all amazing! The two little balls are a merino/silk/yak blend. Soon to be a hat I think.
The barber pole yarn is super fun too…it’s a 4 ply wool, 3 regular plies and one superwash ply. Turns out the superwashing process effects the way wool takes dye so you get this cool marled effect with one color of dye. The electric blue is so striking! I can’t wait to use it!
The piece de resistance, though, is this great big hank of alpaca…
I love everything about it…the colors, the speckling, the softness. Mom tried something new with this one — Ice Dying. You put your yarn underneath a large mass of ice, sprinkle the dye on top of the ice and as the ice melts, the dye drips down randomly. I don’t know if I actually have the patience to dye that way but I’m really glad Mom did. At the bare minimum, I’ve gotta swatch with this yarn soon. It’s definitely going to become something special.
Of course, the real reason I’m trying to avoid the siren song of new yarn, I need to get moving on the Bill Murray Sweater.
You see, Bill Murray is currently touring with a band. I have this big portrait of Bill that I knit a few years back. I also have tickets to the Bill Murray tour. It’s time to put my money where my mouth is.
I’ve pulled a selection of yarns from the stash and I’ve decided on a plan. I just need to put the plan into action. I’ve got five weeks. It’s time to stop procrastinating.
Really, that means step away from the cross stitching. I finished this little hoop, an ode to Warren Zevon and the werewolves of London.
It was an irresistible idea. I got it out of my system. I’ve cleared the path for the Bill Murray sweater. It’s time. I’ve got laser focus. I’m making it happen.
Just as soon as I finish the Cat Sweater. (you had to know that was coming. lol. fingers crossed they’ll both be finished soon because in reality, it’s November. It’s time for the Christmas knitting freakout. Ugh!)