My YaRn is Here!!!!

Oh, thank the Yarn Gods! My Jamieson DK has safely arrived from Canada. As I previously posted, Nina from CVF put a tracer on my package and sure enough it was stuck in customs! That was Tuesday. I got the package today and am so relieved. She was so nice too. She refunded me my shipping charges and gave me a call tonight to see if it got here ok.

 

MY YARN IS HERE!!! YAY!!!

MY YARN IS HERE!!! YAY!!!

I will start a swatch this weekend so we can see how my new colors will look. I can’t wait!!!!

Well tonight was our knitting meetup night and there was a nice turnout. I brought the swatch I am working on for Marc’s Duxbury Point sweater. This sweater is going to take a long time to knit. The Simply Shetland Silk and Lambswool is like a fingering weight. I am going to knit this top down too. Should be fun!

This picture doesn’t show the detail well, but this is really going to be beautiful. I can’t wait to do the cable swatch to see how this yarn cables. I think it is going to be well worth the time and money. I will have to be real careful not to make mistakes though! Could be detrimental!

 

Filler Stitch for Gauge - Duxbury Point

Filler Stitch for Gauge - Duxbury Point

 

 

I also have progressed nicely on MIL’s Fair Isle Cardigan. Here is how far up the body I have gotten. Did most of this during Dancing With the Stars! 🙂

 

CYO Fair Isle for MIL

CYO Fair Isle for MIL

I ask myself now what is my plan going forward.

  • I have Mr Foster on the needles and would like to get him done, but he is not a priority. Sorry Mr Foster 😦
  • I will do the swatch for Alba Jacket, but can’t start it until MIL Cardigan is done.
  • I will start Marc’s Duxbury Point
  • I will start Rachael’s Autumn Rose – this will ease my Fair Isle itch
  • I really would like to get some socks going too. Nothing fancy, just some ribbed socks. We’ll see.

 

I almost forgot! I fixed up the seams for the Baby Kimono. I think it looks 100 times better. I will block it again and iron it a bit and I think this will make it nice and smooth. Now all I need to do is weave in the ends and get some ribbon.

 

Baby Kimono

Baby Kimono

New Beginnings

This week has been the week of new starts. Although I did not knit much this week, I did get a little in. For starters, I was able to get my Mr Foster sock monkey started. This is a kit that Knit Picks was selling and the kits sold out in less than 2 weeks! Glad I got mine. I think he is adorable. Here are his 2 arms. I know. Not much to look at yet.

 

Mr. Foster's arms

Mr. Foster's arms

I actually had a rough start with the arms but was able to get help on the KAL forum at the Knit Picks Ning site. I am actually learning new techniques by knitting this little guy. Figure 8 cast on is one of them.  I am really enjoying this!  I have decided I am going to put some wire in Mr Foster to make him posable. 

The other thing I started was the body of my Color Your Own sweater for my MIL. I am forcing myself to trudge along with this project. I will be more exciting once I start with the color work. I am hoping to get this done quick. I know my first one didn’t take long at all.

 

Color Your Own

Color Your Own

I still have not gotten my package from Camilla Valley Farms! I am getting so anxious. It has been 3 weeks since she sent it. If I don’t get it today I am going to give her a call. Hopefully she has some tracking on it and kind find out where the package is.

I have not started Rachael’s Autumn Rose (AR) yet. I may get that on the needles this weekend. I did get all my charts made up though. I have the entire sweater color charted on my computer specific to her size. This will make it a lot easier. The charts in the book are so small it is ridiculous! 

Not much to talk about. Hopefully I will be posting my Alba color swatch soon and showing you the beginnings of the AR.