I think I have ADD. Perhaps a specialized case that only happens to obsessive knitters. I need to remind myself that just because I have the yarn to start a project, it does not mean I have to start the project. Especially when I have perfectly good projects currently on the needles. But I can’t help myself.
So first–my finished object. One night I just needed a finished object, you know? Instant gratification. A few days earlier I had received 3 skeins of Rowan Ribbon Twist in Racy for the Casey scarf in the Rowan Ribbon Twist Collection book. I casted on and several hours later I had an extremely satisfying finished object.
Close up of the bobbles, cables, and yarn:
Me with my new scarf (kind of a fuzzy picture but it shows the scarf best):
Yes, I know it is summer. Yes, I know I can’t wear it for several months. Obviously. But I don’t care. I love the scarf and it is one of those “really fast to do but still looks hard and looks great done” projects. I am thinking of making it for a few friends as Christmas gifts. I am glad I made it with the Ribbon Twist yarn as it adds a dimension that I think is really cool. Although I think it would still look great with other substitutions so I might try any find some yarn to make it a cheaper knit.
Now for new projects started…Last week I ordered on ebay, 20 skeins of Debbie Bliss Baby Alpaca Silk in a Plum color for the Paula sweater in the Alpaca Silk book. Excited by the oh-so-soft texture of the yarn, I cast on as soon as I had it in my hands.
I am about halfway up the back:
Detail of bottom rib:
If anything, this is going to be a very comfortable sweater–so soft and warm. I wish fall were here already. (Side note: as I wrote that last line it started raining outside–no joke. A sign perhaps?)
The project I am probably most into right now (perhaps because it is the most seasonally appropriate of all my current knits) is the Butterfly vest (or camisole as I prefer to call it) from Rowan 37. I am using the suggested yarn–Rowan Kidsilk Haze in Majestic. I am several repeats into the hem frill:
I can’t wait to see what it will look like all blocked out. This lace is soooooooooooooo pretty.
First 4 repeats of hem frill:
I guess all my projects will have to fight it out to see who gets worked on. Or maybe I will start another knit�??you never know with me. Who knew knitting could be so consuming?
The following 1 comment was originally left at blogspirit:
I like your Paula. I have made one on the same colour Alpaca Silk – you can see it on my blog. I left the collar off as I thought is was a bit big, and the edges curl under and look fine. It’s really warm and nice to wear in the winter.