Saturday, March 14, 2009

Green stuffs

Aleita Vest in progress

After a disastrous attempt to start the Aleita Shell (Rav link) last week at Knit Night (I cast on the entire thing, counted, had the right number of stitches, knit several rows and discovered I'd twisted the row before joining. Mobius Vest is not my thing. Ripped out. And by then, what with the talking and gabbing and screeching and such, it was time to go home), I made it past the first few rows. In fact, thanks to five hours on the confocal microscope yesterday, I've made it all the way up to the bodice and am working my way through p4, k1 ribbing galore.

This one is a fun knit. I like the yarn (Silky Wool), the pattern is fairly straightforward, but interesting enough to keep me from getting bored. And my new toy is making finishing one skein and having to start another a lot of fun.

However, this evening I am casting on something new (slut!). No project monogamy here, no sirree. This is the only yarn I picked up in London on our house hunting trip:


Indie Dyer Mini

Indie Dyer Mini (fingering weight 100% superwash merino), in the colorway Dad's Den. Purchased at I Knit London, right by Waterloo Station. Given that my commute will involve changing from the train to the Tube at Waterloo, I suspect I may be stopping by on a weekly basis. This could get ugly...

2 comments:

EliCa said...

you are casting on yet ANOTHER project even though you a buttload OTN?

And here I thought you were a monogamous knitter.

My impression of you is higly diminished ;P

The top looks great, but it will never be Manon.

Porpoise said...

Not only did I cast on for something new, but I finished the first one (of 2) last night. It took everything I have not to keep going until the wee hours of the morning.

Sorry about bursting your bubble!