Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Arwen Update

My Cardigan for Arwen is almost done! I've been working along on the baby blanket and so many other little projects that it's been neglected for the last month or so. I blocked it yesterday (on my bed -- what a pain!), but still need to stitch it up. Here's a fun little peek at the miles of cabling:

The stitching itself went very quickly, I just got a little bored with it. I've had serious serial project starting this last month, due in no small part to the opening of a new lys here in Sch'dy. Maureen's Yarn Boutique doesn't have a website up and running yet, but she does have a mighty good selection of Patons Kroy Sock Yarn. Perfect for Eunny's Endpaper Mitts, and washable! I'm going with the flax and whitecap colorways, but can't cast on until Arwen is officially finished. One good little motivator is Maureen's Sit 'n' Stitch session next week -- I'd love to wear it there, assuming it fits me and all! Argh, row gauge! It hates me!

In other news. . . I treated myself this week! Both books are must-buys, and both were available my local Barnes & Noble (despite Socks being listed with a release date of April 1). Happy early birthday to me!


iSeL said...

Can't wait to see, can't wait to see! The cables look scrumptious.

I just got my IK sock book and it is beautiful. So many gorgeous socks, so little time. The book is worth every freaking penny and then some.

Anonymous said...

It's gorgeous! Wow! I bet you'll be knitting up lots of socks now that you're in chilly upstate NY. :o)

Anonymous said...

It's my first time here, but it won't be my last. Beautiful work.
I am about to start the alphabet blanket with cotton fleece as well, how many balls have you used so far?

Happy knitting,

Celeste said...

Thanks, Severine! I've gone through six balls, and I'm about 25% through the edging. I expect to use seven total.

There were a couple corrections to the pattern on Debbie's website, btw!!!