Still cookingBella Paquita has been completed since tuesday, but she awaits a good blocking and therefore, won't appear before public eyes until next week. I don't know how I used up all that yarn, but I was sweating bullets when I got to the finish line doing the 2x2 tubular cast-off. Let me tell ya, tubular cast-off takes forever. The cast-off edges slant a little, but hopefully that will be remedied by the blocking. I opted to learn this method because normal bind offs leaves the bottom of the sweater kinda flared, and honey, that wasn't the effect I was looking for.
Still awaiting the knitting needles for my stripey sweater.. and being the impatient knitter that I am, I've already started googling for new projects. Lesley started a KAL for the infamous Apricot Jacket of Rebecca 27, and crazy broke me just had to buy that magazine. Found a copy of Rebecca 27 at the uber pricey Wildfiber, and forked over the $$ for just that pattern alone. I can't decide whether or not I want it in cotton, because then I can't do the splice and felt to connect new balls of yarn. But it seems like cotton is what gives the sweater the texture, so the jury is still out on this one. I probably won't start this one in the near future because (a) I really really need to write my dissertation, (b) I need to start the stripey sweater together with Andrea first, and (c) my mom is visiting next week and I can't stash more yarn (I can't have her thinking that I prefer knitting over writing my dissertation..which of course, would be true).
But, continuing with the knitting obsession, yes I do realize that I have joined the Cherry Blossom Shawl KAL too and haven't started. Again, the yarn. Cannot find something in pink or red that is within my budget and preferred fiber (merino or alpaca). So that project is going in the back burner. And Delphine-Along, well that one is a long-term goal. I swatched and discovered that her organic fish-bone looking cable in her famous sweater is totally doable. Yea, I gots me some Delphine-Cables.
ok..back to work. Pictures coming this weekend. Promise.