Yarny Goodness!

Another super exciting fun knitblog

  • November Knit Goals

    I'm prone to being a scatterbrain, so I try to make a short list of things to accomplish each month (lest I have 27 different non matching socks).

    Same as last month: Sleep more. Study more. Knit more. Sleep more.

  • Sweater-a-Month 2008

    Cabled Hoodie: Cascade 220 - Needs seams

    Urban Aran

    Mariah: Ella Rae Classic

    Tricot

    Tubesque: Noro Garden + ???

    CeCe: Silky Wool

    Lucy in the Sky

    Rogue: Handspun - Needs seams

    Elizabeth Zimmermann's Bog Jacket

    Ribbi Cardi: Cotton Ease (Blue/White)

    Ruffled Surplice (spring 07 Interweave): Yard TBD

    Red Carpet Convertible

    Silk Corset Top: Alchemy Synchronicity

    Eyelet Rib Cardi (inspired by Spring 07 Interweave)

    Bella Paquita: Shelridge? Karabella? Sublime?

    A top down set in sleeve sweater (a la Barbara Walker)

    Giselle

    Vintage Pink (Raspberry) Cardigan - FINISHED!!

IPG: Wicked

Posted by Amber on October 29, 2007

There’s a YellowPages ad featuring an Ektorp two seater with the same slipcover as my chair.  Everytime I see the ad, I think it’s for Ikea (I’ve been considering buying that same couch for several months).

Anyway.

I’ve been knitting (and purling) away on Wicked.  Have you ever wondered what one ball of Tess Superwash Merino Worsted will get you?  Well, let me answer:

Maybe I should have worn a light colored shirt. Maybe another inch or so of ribbing, then an inch of cable rib.  Then the button band and sleeves.  I feel like it’s taking forever, but it hasn’t really – I cast on the 14th of October and I’ve already finished 560 yards.

I have really mixed feelings on the Tess yarn.  The yardage is out of this world.  The put up was amazing.  I wound BOTH balls in under 10 minutes.  Not a snag to be had.  The subtle variation is amazing:

There’s just the one down side to the yarn:

My hands are a fun shade of purple-y blue.  It’s part of the reason I’m trying to finish this project right away – I’m tired of having blue hands. As soon as I’m done I’m going to find some super scrubbing soap and get this off.  There was a note with the yarn that there may be some color transfer.  Some transfer is an understatement.  I just feel like it could have gone through a better pre-rinse.  The good news is that I washed my swatch and it didn’t fade at all.  So that’s good.

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