Thanks for all of your lovely comments on my last post! This is a rare mid-week post from me, I know, but I just did not want to wait until the weekend to share the newest thing I’ve cast on for. Basically, I ignored all y’all’s suggestions, and cast-on for something that wasn’t even on the list of yoked sweaters I gave in my last post. Here it is:
Stripes! I’m quite excited about this one, really. I guess I just wasn’t really in the mood to follow someone else’s pattern quite yet, so I cast on for a yoked sweater of my own design. I’m using Cascade Eco Wool and a rainbowish colorway of Noro Kureyon, and it’s working beautifully. I’m still not entirely sure what I want to do when I get to the yoke. Right now, I’m doing wider stripes of grey than of color, and I could reverse that; or, I could do the colorful stripes in purl instead of knit to make an interesting texture. It’ll be awhile (but let’s be honest, given the pace I seem to be knitting sweaters lately, not that long) before I get there, so I’ve got time to contemplate, but what do y’all think? (Yeah, I realize that I just said that I ignored all your suggestions on my last post. I still like getting suggestions!).
The thing I am most in love with on this sweater is the corrugated ribbing. I just love how it looks with the color shifts in the Noro against the columns of solid grey stockinette. So nice:
Love love love.
This new sweater isn’t the only bit of stripey goodness in my life right now, actually. There’s also this:
This is my current sock in progress, which I keep in my backpack, in case students don’t show up to my Writing Center appointments, and for a certain weekly meeting whose content fascinates me, but which is so very long, and whose leader has such a very somnolent voice, and which is so late in the day on Friday after a busy week, that I need something like a sock to keep my hands busy so that I don’t fall asleep during it. Everything below the ribbing there, I knit during the last such meeting. The yarn is Vesper Sock, and I believe the colorway is called “Sweetwater”. I love it…it is so bright and juicy, which is exactly what I need during these dreary mid-winter days.
Well, I’m off for a busy day of TA-ing, swimming/physical therapy, a seminar, and a meeting with my advisor, so I’d best get off the computer and get myself to campus. Here’s hoping I get a little more time with my stripey sweater this week.