Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Blue Balls

The Featherweight Sweater is frogged and I've started a loosely knit pullover with the yarn. It looks a bit lumpy since the yarn has kinks from its previous life as a cardigan. A good wash and blocking will take care of that.

Two of the four skeins of Cote d'Azur Hedonist yarn are lighter than the skein I'm knitting now, so something needs to be done design wise to make it look like it's planned for the sweater to have two different colors of yarn.

I'm thinking of knitting the border pattern I was using for Featherweight as a lighter color yoke. Most of the sleeves will need to be light as well. I have many ideas on how to make that look intentional, but don't need to decide on one until I get to the arm split.

Meanwhile I'll soothe my nerves each evening by knitting an inch or so of soft, gentle, very blue, very pretty yarn.

Pattern: A pullover mystery sweater. I don't even know what it's going to be.

Yarn: Hedonist Sock from Slackford Studio, 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon, 4 Ply Fingering Weight

Color: Cote d'Azur

Needles: US #4, 3.5mm

Gauge: 6 stitches/inch, 9 rows/inch in stockinette.

More Blue Balls

A Bluebird egg a day for the last three mornings.

Mom Bluebird won't start sitting on them until she's done laying. We've been having frosts at night so I hope they're not freezing.


Dorothy said...

That sure is beautiful yarn. At least you enjoy working with it.

Kathy said...

Oh soothe those nerves my friend! I am so jealous of your new eggs. Keep sharing them with us!