Yarn: Malabrigo Chunky in Hummingbird
Needles: Size 10.5 dpns and 16 inch Addi Turbos, Size 9 dpns for ribbing
Thoughts: This was very quick — I started Post Rhinebeck and finished already! 2 evenings with a touch of afternoon thrown in. I also had to unknit a bit (my error, not the pattern). One bit of advice I have is to make sure you bind off loosely. I had to go back and bind off with a larger needle size.
Thank you Emilee for a beautiful design and easy to follow pattern! (The lace pattern is both charted and written out.)
Agent K also finished 2 felted creatures from her felting kit from Sliver Moon Farms. I promised I would post her photos. Aren’t they cute? She said when she gets good enough she is going to have her own Etsy shop of felted animals.
Yesterday my Fiesta Boomerang arrived! I can make Boomerang socks like Sarah and Cheryl and Dara now! I love it! It is so soft and squishy! I ordered it from The Loopy Ewe and the packaging is incredible. My yarn actually came looking a bit like a grinder. I was a bit hungry when my mail came, so a grinder would have been nice, but YARN is SO MUCH BETTER.
Here is all the stuff that comes in the box with the yarn:
And here is the yarn in Raspberry Mocha. Once again — so yummy I want to eat it!!!
The gauge on the pattern label says 18 stitches = 4 inches. This yarn may work for Mr. Greenjeans. I think I will swatch for that before I start my socks. What if I like the swatch? Should I order 2 more skeins for the sweater instead?
I also have a Dark Victory update! Annie Modesitt posted an update about it on her website yesterday. It seems like what probably happened is that there were 2 sample garments and the wrong photo made it into the book? Anyway, there are 2 versions. One with ribbing at the bottom and one with the slip stitch pattern all the way around the bottom. The 2 versions can be seen here. Seeing both of them next to each other makes it a tough decision as to which version to make. I will have to think on it.
I’ve been surfing around Etsy quite a bit lately. I’ve bumped into a few shops with just such lovely things that I would like to share. Yesterday, I was window shopping at Knitting’ Pretty and admiring her beautiful handspun yarn. Heather’s colors are so pretty and she has some cute stitch markers too. Julie’s Creation Nation has lovely and unique felted items. My favorites are the Felted Nursing Mothers with Babies. Oh and has anyone seen this shop called Jelly Beans? I just love, love, love it!!! Maybe I should publish this post now, so I have some shopping time before work today?
Thanks for reading and have a great day!