this weekend was way too short, so short in fact that I lounged around and didn’t do much yesterday! mostly because I was so tired from hanging out with leah (we didn’t want the fun to end! well that and I dragged the poor girl all over philly in the cold).
this is pretty much all the sock knitting I did between friday and monday, I was that close to getting another pair done for socktober. oh well, maybe I’ll work on it when Angela comes to hang out. unfortch, I think I already have to undo that meager progress because maybe I kinda, sorta, perhaps picked up the wrong needles. oops
I don’t know how much of the finished sweater I can show, once I get there I’ll check with stef. I bet this will be a fast knit (words of doom).
another sample I’m lucky enough to play with is this pumpkin color yak. yeah.100% yak dude. it’s so freaking soft, especially after you wash it. the resulting fabric is buttery with a nice drape. this knits up to worsted or aran weight (5.5mm, 4.5 spi, 100gr/165yds) and I think it’s destined to become a hat (probably from lmkg). I’ve been helping the company with color and price suggestions, but I wanted to ask you guys what a comfortable price point would be for you. like I said, I think of this as aran weight, it comes in a 100gr hank, and it’s a luxury fiber up there with cashmere – how much do you think a hank should be? here’s another picture for you if that helps.
sorry this post seems to be going all over the place, but I’m currently hiding from all the kids looking for candy. I even went out to dinner tonight just to avoid them. I feel like I’m in training to be that crotchety neighbor all the kids avoid. (“that’s where old bitter purl lives, I wouldn’t go there!”) but I’m nice to knitters…
so if anyone would like a bunch of db yarns, just let me know in the comments. all I ask is for you to pay shipping.
and you even get a random halloween link that has nothing to do with knitting- a halloween history. I especially love 2004.