Monday, October 01, 2012

Under the Arms

After recovering from the counting debacle, I regrouped over the weekend and starting knitting the body of my Calligraphy Cardigan. There is little to think about at this point -- just some fairly widely spaced decreases -- so I was able to go on autopilot during my regular Saturday-afternoon knitting time at my LYS. By Saturday night, I was able to join the third and fourth skeins of yarn (I'm being really good and alternating skeins every two rows). I put in a little more time yesterday afternoon while the other residents of the house napped and am now ready to work my final set of waist decreases.

I should be able to get to the first set of increases, at least, tonight, and perhaps I'll get to the bottom ribbing by the end of the week.

I took a little break from knitting last night and spent a little quality time with my wheel, which had been ignored for more than a week. I started spinning up the last unspun Crown Mountain Farms fiber club shipment, from July, which is 4 oz. of Portuguese wool top (essentially a regional variety of merino). I don't really love this colorway, but the fiber is easy to spin and I might change my mind entirely when it's plied. It really just felt good to spin a bit and lose myself in the rhythm of treadling.


  1. both sweater and spinning are very pretty!

  2. I do like the yellows in that colourway. And of course your single is so fine!

  3. If I have a night were I decide to stitch instead of knitting, I feel like I'm cheating on my knitting!!! lol. I'm not hooked on knitting!!
    Cheers, Anita.