AKA WIP Wednesday
I could just finish this Monster Cowl, to wear to the fair. The yarn was my Rhinebeck purchase last year. It just needs a few more inches and a kitchener.
I've just finished knitting and blocking my swap sweater, it requires merely a fitting, buttons, and end weaving. Not to mention a good photo, ahem. I like to have a sweater going on. I started thinking it might actually be...gulp...fun to to power through a sweater by mid October.
And there's my precious Starcroft Nash Island Light yarn. I am teetering on the edge of never finding a pattern good enough for it. That's crazy time. Yarn you like so much you won't let yourself enjoy knitting it? ummm, should not go there. Time to cut bait or fish (or as my mother colorfully puts it in yiddish: Tuchas Offen Tish! Get Your Ass Off the Table). Aside: aren't there any colorful sayings about making a leap that are knitting metaphors? Why always fishing and sports?
I came across Audrey Cardigan (the sweater formerly known as SeaSmoke). While a broad band of color on my widest body part isn't exctly advisable, the design lends itself to other colorblocking and striped sleeves so....
Back to the top photo: I'm all wound and ready to go. It may not be a Rhinebeck* sweater. Or it might. But it's underway.
•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••*Rhinebeck is knitter's shorthand for the New York Sheep & Wool Festival. Which takes place in the town of Rhinebeck NY, and sounds like a folksy small timey thing, but attracts tens of thousands of visitors for the weekend. It's the Woolly DisneyWorld . An dthe sheep are real, not animatronics. You should come.