I am finally spinning up the rest of the purple mohair. I have it on the bobbins now, and just need to ply it. I'm still totally in love with it.
I think the two skeins will be pretty close to 600 yards. It is two-ply sport weight. I really want to make something special with it but I have no idea what? Any ideas? Please think of something I can knit with this! Of course, I already know Megan's idea. Send it to her. he he he I'm not sure I love you that much girlie! ;)
I was looking for something to knit in between my spinning breaks and the pickings were slim. Melody's homespun stuff is all done (I'll get to that), and I finally broke down and ordered a size 10 16" circular for Taupe Gable so I couldn't work on it either (waiting for the mail person). Honestly, I really couldn't bear doing the other sleeve for Taupe Gable on the dpns with that huge honking cable. Hopefully the gauges won't be too off when the second sleeve is done. If they are, then I'll just frog the first one and re-knit it. That's how much I hate the dpns for that sleeve. Anyway, I was only left with two choices. Yosemite - which would have caused me to get the pattern out and figure where I left off and what the texture pattern was and - oh - my brain started to freeze up. Step away from Yosemite. Far away. Not today. Guess what I was left with. Yep....
I'm not even going to pretend that I don't have a huge ongoing issue with Stripes Go Round. Here it is for the whole world to see. The total nightmare that is mine.... I have tried every jogless join method out there and it's not happening for me. The only good thing about this (I keep telling myself anyway as I knit it) is that this is a side seam. I have a couple of choices. 1) I can do some type of decorative whip-stitch or something up both sides to cover up the nightmare. 2) I can steek it, having it be the front and putting button bands or a zipper in. 3) I can frog the whole thing and move on... What do you think? I know I'm asking for a lot of opinions today, but I really need to know what someone thinks other than me. Let's all remember that I'm not the smartest cookie in the cookie jar! Pick a number, any number..... 1, 2 or 3.
Moving on..... All of Melody's wool is gone! I have a nice bag of Winter Warmies stuff for her. The knee highs are finished.
I also made a ribbed cowl and some wrist warmers:
And, I'll leave you with a picture of this new bag I got from Avon. I love it.
It was one of those deals where, with your purchase you can get this bag for $3.99. What shall I put in it?