Monday, June 01, 2009

It Should Be Getting Hot Soon

Why? Because I'm getting close to finishing my Tangled Yoke Cardigan, and I'm sure the minute it's done we'll get full-blown summer weather, forcing me to put it away until the fall.

I finished the cable section last week. It looks nice, but it's clearly in need of a good blocking.

I don't think I've shown you my on-the-go project, have I? As I'm sure you have no problem believing, I have copious amounts of leftover sock yarn in my stash. I decided it was high time I did something about it, so I've started a log cabin-style blanket using the scraps.

For now, I'm sticking with superwash yarns for ease of care, and I'm grouping scraps in the same color family for each square. This is a long-term project, so I have no idea how many squares I'll make or how big the blanket will end up being. Heck, I haven't even thought ahead to how I'm going to join the squares yet! So expect to see this project from time to time for the forseeable future.

Meanwhile, in non-knitting news, The Mister and I (along with my brother) spent a good portion of the weekend clearing out the kitchen in preparation for the big renovation. We're actually gutting the entire room, closing up a mostly unnecessary pass-through to the dining room, and putting in new cabinets and new appliances. I'm very much looking forward to an oven with more than one rack that will actually heat to the set temperature (two of them, actually!) and a gas cooktop. The demolition starts tomorrow morning, and the whole process is projected to be complete by mid-July. Stay tuned for progress pictures!


  1. Good luck with the reno. Remember, all the dust and inconvenience and the dust will be worth it in the end!

    Can you tell the dust is what nearly pushed me to my breaking point with our reno? Still. Totally worth it.

  2. Anonymous6:30 AM

    Tangled Yoke looks great. I should hurry up and finish my heavy sweater so summer weather will show up here :-)

    Good luck with the renovation; I can't wait to see pictures.

  3. Your TY is going to be amazing, and I am so jealous of your soon-to-be new kitchen!!

  4. It's going to be 96 degrees here today! I still work on winter knits through summer anyway. Good luck with the kitchen renovation.

  5. Can't wait to see the finished TY!

    And I am going to be greeeeeen with envy over your kitchen reno! We have what I am convinced is the ugliest kitchen known to mankind, but our reno is a bit of a ways away just yet. *sob*

  6. I would like to note that we have already had full-blown, horrible, hot summer weather. I am ready for fall already. In any case, your cardigan is looking gorgeous, and I love the cables. Can't wait to see the kitchen - I am a sucker for reno projects!