March 30th, 2006

I have been gone for a long time! Last week kinda sucked- was working on a paper for my evolution class. Finally finished it and then I didn’t want to be on my computer ANY MORE. I was away longer than I wanted to be though! Do you ever get like that- just wanting to go away from the computer for a while?

I have also been knitting the crap out of a new project. I finished 3 out of the 6 projects that I wanted to get out of my WIP basket so I figured I deserved a little pampering.

Maya, Casey and I went over to Jamaica Plain on Saturday and went to the last minute sale at Circles. We were wandering around, trying to figure out what we were looking for when I thought about Carrie’s Somewhat Cowl. Around the same time, Maya found this really cool soy yarn (South West Trading Company’s Soy Silk Oasis). We put them together and had it!

Maya chose blue, I, obviously, chose pink (Color 502, Perfect Pink). Then we were so excited we had to go back to our place (Casey and mine, I mean) and cast on immediately.

Tonight, I (finally!) made it to the part where you put the sleeves on scrap yarn.

I knit a few rows and then tried it on. It looks like the arms are too big so I have to rip back and join about an inch earlier. Yuck, I hate re-doing work! Better to find it out now than later… I actually knew I had to try it on because that is the only thing that I don’t like about my NSS Cardigan– I wish the armholes started a bit smaller.

This yarn is so wonderful though- I love knitting with it. It has a bit of a sheen to it, but not too much. It feels like it will be buttery soft after I wear it a little bit and seems like the perfect fit for this pattern. Very classy looking.

One thing that is a little funny… I tried to get one more skein from Circles after I got home and it doesn’t seem like this yarn has a dyelot. Has anyone had any experience with this yarn and combining dyelots?


6 Responses to “Ack!”

  1. megan Says:

    I know what you mean about needing to get away from the computer. I spend ALL DAY pecking at my computer at work and then when I get home I sometimes need to fight the urge to read blogs and stuff because I feel like I just need a break. Ugh!

    I adore that pink color you chose for your somewhat cowl. I’ve never felt soy silk, though I’m curious now. Sounds like a good spring alternative to wool.

  2. Kat with a K Says:

    Yeah, I know what you mean about the computer thing. Love that pink!

  3. carrie m Says:

    oh, the pink is going to be so cheerful! and thanks for remembering my somewhat cowl. i keep wearing it since i’m afraid it’s going to be too warm soon.

  4. Maya Says:

    I definitely spend too much time on the computer and need to get away from it sometimes. Same goes for phone, ipod, tv, etc. sometimes I just want to sit and read and be quiet!

    I stopped my shoulders at 9in, as opposed to 10.5. So far, fits well and I’m pretty happy with that.

    Do you want to go yarn shopping with me and Maurene tomorrow? She wants to start her first sweater (bolero)!

  5. Kate Says:

    I don’t blame your for taking time away from the computer. I am on it all day at work (where I do all my blog reading) and rarely touch it when I get home.
    That pink is going to look so good on you!!

  6. Bethany Says:

    I too have been on a bit of a computer hiatus. It’s needed from time to time. Plus sometimes you just don’t have anything to write about. Love the Pink color. That’s become just about my favorite color!