Monday, February 12, 2007
Over the weekend, I gave the Ribby Cardi a rest and worked on Glampyre Knits Chunky Cabled Cardigan. This is a fun and remarkably easy knit. I already know it's not for me because this is not really my colour, but Glampyre used Lion Brand Wool Ease Chunky in her model, and I happened to have just enough of that same yarn in my stash (and just waiting for an opportunity to leave home). Someone who likes this colour will end up with it, and I am 95% certain that I will go on to knit one for myself in one of my favorite colours afterward.
The sweater is worked back and forth in one piece from the top down. This is what I did over the weekend.
The first two pictures were taken in natural light without the flash; this third one was taken with the flash. The true colour is somewhere in between.
I know it must be Monday because I received a white box in the mail from a Thursday order from elann.com. This is Queensland Collection Uruguay DK, a lovely mix of merino, alpaca, and silk (now who can resist that?).
In the Strange-But-True category, I also know it's Monday because elann.com went and offered yet another irresistable Monday yarn that is now nearly all gone, even as I speak. Yesterday, I reminded myself that tomorrow was Monday, and that there would be a new yarn, and that I must not succumb. The Monday yarns seem to be my particular weakness. Okay, I said, preparing myself. What if it is Karabella Aurora? Nope! Not even then. Fine. What if it is Araucania Magallanes? It won't be, I reassured myself firmly.
I cannot believe it. When I saw the peek last night, and it was Araucania Magallanes I was completely gobsmacked. And so...I have five skeins of Araucania Magallanes on order. I am not making this up.
I posted my "Five Secrets" meme over the weekend, and then I decided to give you a look at the three rogues themselves. The photo was taken in 1969. I am on the left at five years old. Lynn (in the middle) is eight, and Cathy (on the right) is nine.