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Yarn Along – 4/8/15

April 8, 2015

Laura’s Blog Entry

Hi-ho everyone! How’s your knitting treating you?

Mine is exceptionally well behaved lately. Except that I miscalculated and put in too many increases in my sock. Because I thought it was going to be much longer. Oh well. Only took a short time to rip back carefully. Nothing an episode of Edwardian Farm couldn’t cure. Have you watched any of these British shows? I am addicted. Tales from the Green Valley. Tudor Monastery Farm. And now I am on to the aforementioned Edwardian Farm.

Living history, people. Living. History. Youtube, I love you pretty hard.

But back to the knitting. I am weighing the sock carefully to know when to start the ribbing (and to allow enough to complete the afterthought heel).

Update on the pooling I mentioned in a previous post: While the colors were pooling on the foot at 56 stitches, I am happy to report that as I increased for the calf up to 64, the colors are ever so well behaved! Since that is the part of the sock that is visible anyway, hooray for perfect color alignment!

FYI: The yarn is Knitpicks Hawthorn Fingering weight in color Vancouver. The pattern is just a basic, toe up, afterthought heel sock in a three/one rib.

I was intrigued by the book Sylvia’s Farm: The Journal of an Improbable Shepherd, that Ginny was reading, so I ordered it in from the library. It is an enjoyably slow read. Each chapter is only a few pages and is a stand-alone essay of sorts. I like that I don’t have to rush to get to the next plot point. It is helping me slow down a bit. I tend to be full throttle or crashed these day. I’d like to find a middle ground again.

Joining Ginny in her Yarn Along.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 8, 2015 3:23 pm

    Another person reading this book! My goodness, Ginny has started madness. 🙂 I’m really in love with variegated yarn lately. The colours here are beautiful. Reminds me a bit of Shire by MadelineTosh, which I think is discontinued. 😦

    • April 8, 2015 4:11 pm

      I love variegated too! Keeps me going to the next color. I am resisting Googling the yarn you mentioned. If I can’t have it I guess I shouldn’t torture myself!

      • April 8, 2015 4:42 pm

        Some places still sell it! I’ve seen it available. 🙂 I think maybe it’s a recent discontinue.

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