This is my knitting buddy, Tibbs. We rescued him from the mean streets of El Cajon which is a suburb to the east of San Diego and we lovingly refer to him as our El Cajon trash cat. Don’t let this peaceful photo deceive you though… he loves to chew on yarn, burrow into project bags, and steal stitch markers.
Last week instead of starting a brand new project after finishing my Birds of a Feather shawl I decided to pull out a UFO (unfinished object) that I haven’t touched since March.
I don’t know why I put this sweater away… it was my project I would bring to the office but since I started working from home this spring I’ve been distracted with other things. Anyways, I’m working on the body and it’s slow going… just mindless stockinette. I need to get it to 15in before I start the ribbing for the hem and I’m at 12.5 in right now.
Also, this is my first color work project and I’m feeling anxious about it. I tried to consciously knit looser but I feel like the puckering I see may not block out. I don’t know… maybe it will? I have no idea. Either way I’m still going to wear this sweater and enjoy it.
One of our local yarn stores in San Diego announced a few weeks ago that they were closing their doors for good. Its always sad to see a local business close, especially one that has been in business for quite a while. The store has a closeout sale going on so I went in to see what was still left as it has been on closeout for a while now.
I was pleased to find great prices on some yarn brands that I have been wanting to try! I picked up a couple skeins of Shibui Knits Silk Cloud (60% Goat-Mohair, 40% silk) in the color ways Pollen and Dusk. Both skeins are richly dyed and gorgeously soft.
I also bought five skeins of Shibui Knits Lunar (60% Wool-Merino, 40% Silk) in Abyss. I am pretty set on knitting a drapey Ranunculus sweater with some of it and then saving the rest in my stash.
Lastly I found that the store carried SweetGeorgia Yarns which I have been wanting to find for some time. I grabbed two skeins of their Bulletproof Sock (50% Wool-Merino, 20% Nylon, 15% Goat-Mohair, 15% Silk) in Basil. This green is unlike anything I have in my stash and very rich and saturated. Plus the yarn is just so so soft.
What are your favorite brands of yarn? Share in a comment! I always love finding a new favorite.