Thursday, July 13, 2006

New and old

The main thing I've been working on this week is a ribbed cable muffler UFO in Cashmerino that was about half-done. I'm using a size 3.75 mm needle, which makes a rather dense and very cushy fabric, because I know this yarn will go slack and grow when washed (hmph). It will also pill. At least it feels wonderful to knit.

822 yards/475 grams of variegated indigo marl wool from Morgaine. No idea what it will become. Lovely wool. One ball has a wider range in depth of shade. Perhaps a vest in linen stitch? DD's wearing my size now (scary!), so 800 yards doesn't cover her the way it used to.

Here's the half-Pi on DD. It stays on even in a high wind. The Knitpicks merino laceweight really clings! Using small format open stitch patterns in the first 96 rows and a larger format, more dense stitch pattern in rows 97-192 made for a nice fit around the shoulders and good drape.