Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Now, the best part of the New Jersey show are the quantities of excellent and affordable fleeces. And the show is so small, that you can really hang out with the shepherds and sheperdesses and talk sheep. I bought one grey shetland to share with Elizabeth (Eutrapelia on Ravelry) and Gryphon and I bought her one very lovely and clean Cheviot cross named Precious at auction. last year, I had Crumpet from the same farm and have loved her. Gryphon is, in fact, processing Dora as we speak. Go see, very nice.
Now, Trudge presents the sweater update!
I have bound off the hem of the body and am about to start the sleeves, which I will pick up from live stitches waiting on waist yarn. Sleeves should go quickly as I have already knit the caps. Top-down raglans really do seem to be the one of the world's better feats of engineering, along with toe-up socks, of course.
Finally, the body of the sideways cardi is complete as well. I have begun a sleeve and continue to enjoy the heck out of this knit and this yarn. It inspires me to again offer a Dragonfly Sweater yarn, perhaps in semi-solids? Better get busy if I want to be ready for Stitches. See you in Booth 154, back by the concessions.