It’s Monday and I’m updating! Weee!
So my project of choice (actually it’s the only one, currently) has been Portage by Melissa Schaschwary. I’m knitting it with Madelinetosh’s Tosh Dk in Chicory. Here’s a progress photo taken this morning;
I’m just past the sleeve divide. The honeycomb across the back looks awesome but it’s taking me soooo long to knit. I feel like I would normally be a lot further along than this. But I do love the way it’s coming out, so I can’t complain too much. I splurged with this cardigan and bought the Madelinetosh yarn for it, which ran me over $100, yikes! I bought the yarn and webs, and I’m going to complain just a tiny bit for a second .. the picture they had for the chicory colorway when I ordered this looked nothing like what I actually got. It looked like it had so much more brown in it, when it is actually has quite a bit more teal in it than grayish browns. But, I know it’s hand dyed and I knew the risk. I still like the color, just wish it was more brownish.
With that out-of-the-way however, this is my first time knitting with this yarn AND I LOVE IT! Holy bejeesus. No wonder people fork over the money for this yarn. It. Is. Heaven. It knits so beautifully. I love it so much. It could have come in the mail pink and I think I would have gotten over it just because of the way it knits up. Love it. Five out of five stars for this baby.
I just hope it fits nice when it’s done! Ha.
Okay, onto pattern making. As you guys know, if you’ve read my other posts, I already have two hat patterns sitting around that I have yet to publish. I’m going to post them up soon, I just need to set up a paypal account. One is going to be free. I already have another fingering weight sock yarn pattern floating around in my head, just need to find a lovely hand dyed yarn for it.
Also, I don’t know if any of you have seen the movie This is the End (which is awesome btw) but I NEED to make this sweater;
It’s so simple, but looks so cozy and awesome.
It will be done.
At some point.