Sunday, January 29, 2012

Short and frustrated

No, this isn't a post about how I hate not being able to reach the top shelf, I love being short, especially when it makes knitting jumpers so much quicker. I'm frustrated about the shortness of this yarn:
It's the leftovers from Leon's winter set which I spun 4plyish, and got only 290 meters. From 180 grams. Which is not appropraite. But when I look at the yarn, it's beautiful and lofty and reasonably thin, so I cannot work out why the yardage (meterage?) is so short. It also means I can't use it for what I was planning, Romi Hill's Melpomene. I really like this yarn, but it's not long enough to make anything with. Grrr.

In happier news I've started Leon's winter set. This is the first time I've done twisted stitches and I love them. I'm so tempted to immediately cast on a Cookie A pattern that uses twisted stitches, but I think I should hold off on casting on socks, since the sock club comes out in less than two weeks! Here's the hat, on Leon's head.
I couldn't get a picture of it away from the fan, because it's sweltering here, but it's one of those patterns that looks so much better on than off.

1 comment:

  1. Great looking hat, but aren't you getting in a little early for the Winterset? I hope Damian's not reading this!

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