Now that I’m up to the complicated portion of my secret cardi, it’s no longer mindless knitting and I decided I needed something to fill the gap, and I’ve been dying to cast this on for ages:
It’s a tangled yoke cardi in felted tweed, shade ‘rage’. I really love the yarn, and I already want to knit more things in this. I saw a scarf in a rowan magazine that combines it with KSH which looked quite nice.
I’m still going ok in the tour de fleece. I don’t seem to be doing the huge volumes that other people are spinning, but at least I’m spinning a little bit every day. I’m having a break from the alpaca and I’m spinning the BFL/angora I hand blended:
I ordered a couple of new bobbins from Kraft Mania through ebay and they arrived promptly. Now I can work on more than one yarn at a thme.
I saw a copy of my Marakoopa pattern in person on Wednesday night at knitting group. Liz bought the pattern and started a scarf version in red artesano 4 ply. It’s a gorgeous colour and it was quite exciting to see the ‘birth’ of the first known marakoopa WIP.
Last weekend I finally blocked the stole I made while on holiday back in April/May. I bought some plastic coated wire from the garden centre to thread along the side and I think it worked quite well as blocking wire. Now I just need to wait for a nice sunny day to get some photos.