Sunday, October 08, 2006


I may have beaten my own personal record for Shortest Completion Time for a project. It feels even faster given how long most of my current WIPs have been on the needles. On Friday, I went with a work friend to Stitch DC, (which is about 3 blocks from my office) and picked up some yummy Karabella Aurora 8 (100% merino) for a baby hat. I cast on when I got home that night, knit a few rows and went to bed. By bedtime yesterday I was done:

What I always make: Umbilical Cord Hat from the
first Stitch'n'Bitch book.

While I was at Stitch DC, I also found I couldn't resist this gorgeous sock yarn, though I'm still not sure what kind of stitch pattern will work the best for it:

Claudia Handpainted fingering weight in the Walk in the Woods colorway.

I think I also forgot to mention that shortly after accepting my job down here, but before we moved away from CT, I decided to treat myself to some Cherry Tree Hill, since I'd heard so much about it:

Can't remember the colorway, but it made me think of autumn, with the
maple trees lit up with color, hot cider in my mug and a fire in the fireplace.

So before I do anything else as soon as I get my Jaywalkers off the needles (finally!), I'll be casting on for two or three more pairs of socks. I was really late in joining Socktoberfest, but it's obviously not due to a lack of interest in knitting socks!!


Jenn said...

I just bought almost the exact same colorway of the Claudia's. Lovely. And that CTH is very fallish. :)

jennsquared said...

I love the CTH. I got some Manos from Knit NY in similar colorway and I can't wait to make something out of it!!! So as soon as I finish the sweater I'm making my mom and my dad's gloves, and my friend's baby shower gift, I can then cast on for that... That is, if I haven't bought the yarn for my gown...

Beth S. said...

You'll love the CTH. It's great yarn. You might have a ball of Cabin Fever there... or maybe it's Foxy Lady?

sprite said...

Pretty yarn! It really captures the reds of the maples, which I miss here in DC. Whereabouts in CT do you come from?

desiknitter said...

I love the blue sock yarn! i have one like that from koigu, and i almost don't want to knit it up!