I can’t believe it’s September already. I was going to have so much more accomplished by now … it was going to be a whole new me. Oh well. Still two more weeks (eek!) until classes start and I have to put on my teacher disguise to enlighten young minds. Maybe that new me will show up by then.
But progress on the Halfobi:
That last sleeve is creeping up on finished. I’ve never attempted a seaming project this large and I’m quite intimidated by the prospect of all that matress stitch. But there’s at least 10” to go before that bridge.
In other knitting news, I purchased some lovely (and on sale) Debbie Bliss merino chunky from elann.com and now have visions of Nora Gaughan dancing in my head:
I don’t think I’m experienced enough to tackle the pullover, but I really like the collar. Perhaps paired with an easy top-down raglan? I could handle that, I think. The yarn is super yummy: light, lofty, and soft. And I’ve got some nifty buttons from a discarded pair of Mr. B’s pants.
So, I have visions of a two-color thing happening:
Eucalyptus as the main color, cyclamen as an accent on the arms — not stripes at this stage, but maybe solid-color contrast from the elbows down or something. We’ll see.
And what is this?
Why, yes, it is the beginnings of a sock. A sock not yet frogged or funkified or otherwise messed up. The yarn is some brand new Koigu — it is wonderful! So soft! Such colors! Its slightly chunkier weight than my other sock yarns make it a bit easier to handle. But I don’t want to get too cocky, I’ve only knit 4 rows in 2×2 rib. It’s really only an ankle bracelet at this point.