Greetings folks! I come to you from my sunroom, minus the sun.
Let’s play catch up. Last weekend I finally got to see some of my knitting friends that I haven’t seen since the holidays. It was wonderful. My friend Sandy was wearing a sweater that has been stalking me on Ravelry, Instagram and Twitter. Yes, stalking me…only knitwear can do this, it’s a problem and frankly every knitter has it and likes it. I just about fell over seeing it in real life and knew I needed to knit it.
Meanwhile, I’m knitting a border on a shawl with 600 stitches and I told myself that if I ordered the yarn, (which I did) and it came before I finished the shawl (which it has), that I would finish the shawl first. As I sit and do this blog post, I have my shawl on top of the sweater yarn as sort of barrier between me and the “other yarn”. The struggle is very real. I think that the border could almost be done. I think that the “other yarn” is starting to chirp…knit me, knit me. I’m holding on folks, by the skin of my teeth because once the border is done, then I need to bind off 600 stitches and you know that’s a killer.
Here’s a sneak peek at my package. I ordered this yarn on Friday and it arrived on Monday! If you ever need some fabulous customer service, order yarn from Tolt Yarn and Wool in Washington State. They are awesome!! I think I forgot to mention that I shared the lust of this sweater with 2 of my knitting friends and we are doing a KAL….clever, right?
Inside that muslin bag sits a sweater quantity of yarn. I haven’t even taken it out. What patter is it for you ask, why Stopover, of course by the fabulous Mary Jane Mucklestone.
Here are my colors….
The main body of the sweater is the top color, Oatmeal. Colors from left to right are, Berry Heather, Turquoise Heather and Spring Green Heather. Not pictured is the white and blue that my folks brought me back from Iceland. So many options.
This is where I will leave you. I will emerge when the bind off is complete.
Happy Hump Day,