New and Colorful

Look what came in the mail last week!

Isn’t it beautiful?  It’s Madelinetosh DK Twist in color Mansfield Garden Party.  I can’t stop looking at the photo.   I’ve made it my desktop photo.  I love it.

I’m going to make a summer cardigan with it, that is knit sideways in garter stitch.  I think that will keep the color from pooling and will mix it up enough to look good.  At least I hope so!  All I can do is try it and see how it looks.

Do you see the one rogue skein?  The one at the very top is different from the others.  I’m hoping I won’t need it at all for my sweater and can either sell it or make something else with it, like a hat.  That skein doesn’t have much pink in it but instead some dark purple that none of the other skeins have.  They are all hand dyed, ok, but still, don’t send me a non-matching skein in such a small order of yarn!

I’ve also started a sock as part of a KAL (knit a long) on Ravelry.  I’ve knit these socks before but they were too big for me so I gave them to my mom.  The pattern is La Digitessa by Yarnissima and I’m making them with Wollmeise Twin in color Red Hot Chili.  Wow! What beautiful yarn!  I knit this much…

…and then discovered it’s a little too big.  I frogged it and started over using 2mm needles.  I was using 2.25mm before, which are normally the right size for my sock knitting.

Now, as soon as I hit the PUBLISH button, I’m going to close this computer and start sewing together my blue Smocked Cable Coat.  I will first join the shoulders and then knit the collar before sewing in the sleeves.  No point dragging the sleeves around while knitting the collar.  I hope to have the whole thing finished in a week.  You’ll be the first to know!

2 Comments

  1. interested to see how your Maddie DK twist knits up..not sure they are my colours but that Red Hot Chilli so IS..love it

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