I thought I’d share my work in progress in Rusted Root.
I went through 2 skeins so far, and just moved on 3rd skein.
I took loads of in-progress pictures too, in case anyone’s interested.
I think I can totally finish this this weekend and get it washed/blocked. Yeah, I’ve been knitting like a fiend.
And… for something exciting, I got some yarn. I went to Michael’s yesterday, hoping to get some yarn for a throw/blanket for Chris’s uncle for Christmas (yes I know, I’m nuts) but really not much luck. They were pretty much wiped out of few things that I really liked, pricewise and colorwise. Though I think I may have found a contender – I’m very much leaning toward Vanna’s Choice in Taupe (yeah, Vanna White!). My original plan was to do Totally Autumn from Knitty, but I scrapped the idea and decided to go for simple cable throw, close to the style of this Ralph Lauren cable blanket. If I had more time I’d love to do it in finer gauge, but to compensate for my insane last-minute frenzy, it will be knitted in bigger gauge (in relative term), and probably instead of reverse stockinette, it will be garter in between the stockinette and cable columns. I don’t know why I talk myself into doing all these insane last minute thing, but I guess that’s my style. At this point, I’m still pretty indecisive on this, so we’ll see if I’ll actually get to it or not (and whether I finish).
Anyway, so I didn’t have much luck with afghan yarn shopping, but I did get couple skeins of yarn. I got a skein of Patons SWS just to try it out (probably gonna end up being a hat), and a skein of Blue Sky Cotton from yarn store in Urbana – that was Chris’s pick, he really liked the yarn (and its color) so I thought I’d make a hat out of that for him (ok, I take it back, he passive-aggressively talked about how I never made him a hat and maybe I should make him one now – which is actually not true, but whatever). I was just tickled that he actually said he liked yarn. …. oh and I got my order from The Loopy Ewe.
From The Loopy Ewe, I got some Louet Gems Fingering, J-Knits Superwash-Me, and Dreams In Color Smooshy yarn. And I must give big hugs, kisses, and thanks to Jen for gift certificate and for convincing me that I need more fun sock yarn
Okay, time for me to go and pass out…