Sunday, January 8, 2012

From one extreme to the other

You'll be pleased to know, both sleeves are now complete on the Lore hoodie. They've been set aside and are waiting to be added in when I start the yoke.

In the mean time, I decided to cast on for something new. The hoodie is all stocknit stitch from here on out, so I though I needed a project to spice things up every once in a while.

And what's spicier than lace-weight yarn and beads?Last night I cast on for Aeolian with the Prism Delicato mom bought for me at Knit Camp. And I had just the perfect "peacocky" beads to go with it.

"But, wait..." you say. "Didn't you already cast on for Aeolian months ago?"

Yeah I did - and it got set aside for Christmas knitting. When I picked it up again, I realized I'd royally screwed one of the transition charts. I could have tinked back 8-10 rows - but I figured new year, fresh start - and I can use that yarn (Slinky Cat) for something else... it's not like it goes bad right?


Wooly Knits n Bits said...

Lace yarn and beads...such a huge investement of time! It will be gorgeous though.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

New year = new beginning! Besides, isn't it extra efficient from an hourly cost of crafting point of view to knit yarn over and over again? Looks like it's going to be fabulous. I still can't get over how quickly you knit shawls!

Monika said...

It's good to not knit the same all the time.
Can you believe it, but I've got my 3rd shawl test knit since Dec. 31. I'm using WCY again. Great way to work down my stash, and the sooner I'll do that, the sooner I can buy more yarn! ;o)
Your new shawl looks lovely. I've clicked on it, to have a closer look.

Typstatting said...

Cant wait to see it finished! Do you by the way use life lines?

Anonymous said...

Tinking back lace is just not worth it. LOL

The color of the yarn and the beads are beautiful. Can't wait to see the finished shawl.