Wednesday, November 19, 2008

tangled up in heather and tweed

Well, it's been a long time coming, but we're finally at the crucial point: the tangled yoke of the Tangled Yoke Cardigan (cue trumpets, loud cheering, general fanfare.).

The cable doesn't look overly-complicated, just time consuming. I'm still not sure about the bobbles--I'm not really a "bobble" kinda girl--but they're small and unassuming, so perhaps it will work. (I've also read ahead in the pattern a bit and am quite confused by the instructions for the neckband--something about picking up stitches, and folding something over something else and doing a three needle bind off and then, ta-da! a neckband! so if anyone has any insight on that segment, please let me know.)

Still plugging away on the second TTL sock, but making good progress, and also cast on for the famous chevron scarf for my sister for Christmas, which is easy peasy, but slow going all the same (and since it involves two balls of yarn, not very portable).

Unfortunately I'm way, WAY behind on a bunch of other Christmas gifts, despite my best efforts not to be "that knitter" this year. So i may be cutting down the list a bit.

And I'll admit, until right this very second, I'd completely forgotten that I even have the henley perfected on the needles as well. Oops. Needless to say, no progress there.

And no--no hat, scarf or gloves for yours truly either. And it's really getting chilly here--snow flurries yesterday (that I missed, stuck in a boring meeting). Hopefully I can squeeze them in between gifts--I really don't want to wait until after Christmas to finally have cozy knits of my own.


leann said...

I love the Tangled Yoke thus far! How did you get around the yarn weight issues - you have a worsted, right? I was all set to swatch for mine when I realized I didn't have enough yarn (long story I'll blog about when I get to it, lol).

And I cast on *real* quickly for a scarf when we had the freak snowstorm in October. I realized I'd made scarves and hats and mittens for so many other people, and I had none! I have to blog that one too, lol. Good thing I'm on vacation next week!

Anonymous said...

I totally agree that you need to make something for yourself:) YOU are the person who will appreciate it the most. And a new hat is quick and so great.
PS- your last falling for ewe package will go out early next week. Monday I hope.