Well I just blew my modified knit from my stash promise. Geeze you guys (and gals) are such ENABLERS! SOMEONE, I won’t mention names posted that there was a sale at Knit Happens, so of course I had to check it out, thinking that I would easily resist the temptation. I mean a yarn sale is a yarn sale right? NOT!
With Cherry Tree Hill Sock yarn at half price, how can a girl resist? Cascade 220 at less than $4 a skein?! I was helpless.
I did finish my socks knit from the Socks that Rock Club yarn Monsoon. I did not follow the pattern provided, as it just did not sing to me. Instead I did my standard stockinette, with a slip stitch heel. The colors spiraled nicely and I was very happy with the results. Pictures to follow as I forgot to grab my camera today.
I also finished spinning and plying approx. 600 yards of the grey Shetland. There was a bit of chaff in it and it feels a bit stiff, but I haven’t soaked it to set the twist yet, and I suspect it will bloom and soften up nicely. I still have a lot more to spin. It appears to be a bottomless box of roving 🙂 I need to check the wpi after it drys but right now it’s approx. 16 wpi. I am planning on knitting a traditional Shetland shawl with this and I think it will be perfect. I will probably have enough to do a pair or two of sock as well.
I also started spinning the brown corridale. It’s really clean and very soft. I’m going to shoot for 12 wpi (worsted weight) so I can submit it and use it for one of the NETA SHIPS afghans to be raffled off next year. I looks like it will be lovely too.
Pictures will follow