Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Itchin' to be stitchin'...

... stitchin' something else.

I'm seriously fighting a case of startitis. I almost succumbed and cast on A Better Bucket. But I really want to try it in handspun. None of the stuff I've stolen from Mom is heavy enough (she likes to spin fine), so she's agreed to spin me up something special, but I have to wait a bit.

I'm very tempted to set Sherlock aside until the fall and start something lighter, and more suited to summer. Something like April Come She Will...
... but I really want to do it in pale pink... and something with a slight halo (Top Cat or Fluffy Cat), so that means I have to wait until I dye something up.

So I guess I'll just keep working away on Missandei
I've finally cracked into the second skein. And while it's difficult to measure all bunched up on the needles, I think it's about 90 inches wide (maybe a little less) and 16 inches deep. It's getting close to cast off time, or it's going to be too wide and unwieldy.

6 comments:

RobinH said...

I feel your pain. And yet. I need to whack through another WIP or two before I cast on another project.

kathy b said...

I love how you say slight halo!! i love that description of a yarn with some fluff to it! Yours will be lovely

Araignee said...

I've got summer startitis too but I'm keeping it in check for now. I want something soft and lacy on the needles and I know I'm going to crack as soon as the women's World Cup starts. There's going to be a lot of sitting so I need some more knitting...

Rachelle said...

I've just cast on a cowl in bulky handspun; I'm not used to knitting fat yarn but it does grow more quickly than my usual fingering yarn.
I love the cardigan you're considering, am now resisting the buy now button.

WildflowerWool said...

Stay strong, it's hard to resist the urge to cast on something new!

Nancy Kay said...

Oh, it's nearing the finish line. I'm looking forward to seeing this project off the needles and blocked. The color is beautiful.