I got these three cones of 8/2 cotton at Woodland. I was just about to buy some cones of gorgeous colors when one of the staff said something about mercerized cotton not being good dishtowels. Wrong stuff - start over.
I wanted colors to tone down the bright colors that I bought last time. I don't have a deep stash of yarns but with these added cones, I can see that I need to think about a better storage system.
I bought these two balls of Cascade to weave with my own yarn. This is the last skein from my oven dyeing binge. At the time of purchase I was thinking stripes and squares, but log cabin has popped back into my mind. I also bought a couple more skeins of sock yarn. I think I'm building a stash.
I finished my socks from the falling leaves pattern. It does require some fiddling. I cast on 60 stitches and ended up dividing unevenly for the instep and heel, adding two stiches on each side of the instep patterns to get the holes, so 34 stitches for the instep and 26 stitches for the heel. They fit and feel great.
I spun about four ounces and this is all the yarn leftover. As Michelle pointed out, it's a good reason to knit toe-up. I hear it but I don't feel it.
I also finished knitting Alexia's sweater. Here's a tip. When you're knitting for a child, don't measure, order yarn and then get burned out on the project so that it takes 8 months to complete it. The sweater size won't change but the child will. I like the sweater and am thinking about doing it again, only in a bigger size and not in this pink. As you can tell from her t-shirt, she loves this color. I need to think about this.
She has asked for a hat to match.
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