Not much in the wip category today. I have turned the heel on the first Horcrux sock, but I haven’t taken any pictures.
When we were getting ready to go to Tahoe, I tried to skein up my Madelintosh Malachite Tosh Sock and discovered the bugs had destroyed a truly beautiful yarn. I was distraught and went into the stash and grabbed the first thing that didn’t need skeining, which was Schoeller & Stahl Fortissima Socka Teddy Color. Which is sport weight, fluffy yarn and completely wrong for the pattern (and sport weight is just completely wrong for size 1 needles). I am afraid the Frog Pond is in the very near future.
I was distraught over the Tosh Malachite — which is no longer available — and not thinking clearly.
Any suggestions for suitable substitutions on the Tosh???
I did start Katie’s Beret by Kirsten Kapur in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport Multi in Tahoe colorway. Not a lot to show, but I am halfway through the twisted ribbing.
I do have pictures of the Decidedly UnTweedy Vest:
Tweedy Vest from Knitscene in Dale of Norway Heilo. That is a rough yarn, so I am glad it is not going to be next to my skin. Norwegians are apparently hardy folk.
And the Cabled Shell:
Crystal Palace’s Choo Choo Cabled Shell in Plymouth Yarn Fantasy Naturale Multi — unknown colorway and the band is long gone. I modified it by adding five rows of ribbing at the hem, neckline, and armscyes. It was 78 degrees outside at 9:30 this morning, so this tank top is just in time. (My apologies for the cat butt.)
Tonight I plan to use some Posh Yarn from the stash to cast on Evelyn Clark’s Leaf Lace Shawl, and find a sport-weight sock pattern.
Last year I knit two hats. This year is better.