Monday, August 03, 2009
My next project
I went out to the Naked Sheep the other day and picked up a few balls of Noro Kureyon sock yarn. All the same colourway and dyelot, believe it or not!
It wants a 3mm needle, and I want to make a cardigan for me, so don't look for this finished any time soon!
I am thinking top-down raglan imitation of this, from my new-to-me 1967 Vogue Knitting. With a different collar... I'm intrigued by the hem and facing -- no ribbing at the bottom, no icky buttonbands to deal with. I can't use the original pattern, although the gauge will be similar -- in this issue of VK there is nothing above a size 16, and a size 16 in 1967 was a 36-inch bust!
Right now I am virtuously knitting away on my mesh. Started the front. Have also started worrying about fitting the sleeves in.
Oh, and an offshoot of my recent Ebay activity is that I have discovered I am rich rich rich. Once I went to someone's destash sale and got a bit of yarn for a few bucks and some books for nothing at all. And one of those books was Alice Starmore's In the Hebrides, which I just saw on Ebay for over $400US! I guess I won't be Freecycling that right now, though I doubt I will ever use it. I feel like I should pack it away in acid-free, climate-controlled splendour, where it will be safe from getting tea slopped on it!