Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Let the Kepler begin...

Since having the brown socks, Clapotis III, and the large Erin bag currently on the needles just isn't enough, I started Kepler last night.

Not to mention the fact that I'm down to crunch time with a baby sweater that I have yet to start. I don't know why I did this. I just had to start it. Some things you just can't explain. This is the hand spun and dyed yarn I purchased from a local spinner. I've really been looking forward to using it.

I don't know why I put this pattern off. The cable graph is easy to figure out. It's time consuming because you have to keep looking at it, but it's easy. People (including me) get it into their heads that this kind of stuff is difficult when, really, it isn't at all. I have much more trouble with lace than I do with cables. It looks a little scary, but looks are deceiving.

I added about an inch to the cuff of the second brown sock last night and just got so bored with it I had to put it down. Once I turn the heel and get to the stockinette part, I'm ok. I really don't like that cuff pattern on those socks.

I had to go buy more yarn for the big Erin bag yesterday and I need to get it outside in the light to make sure the colors match. It is Wool Ease Chunky off white. That should all be the same I think. Every time I think about doing it, it's dark. And you can't go by artificial light with these things. I am anxious to get that finished and get it off to London. Finding handles for it is going to be the biggest challenge.

Congrats to Natasha for the new website.. it's great. Her yarns are awesome. There is no other word to describe them.
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