Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Bulky But Not Sweaty...

Last week, after a fun little fiber fondling trip on the weekend with some gal pals, I cast on a cardigan that I have been drooling over for months.  I have seen it in advertisements in my fiber-y magazines and it had me at first glance.  During our field trip, I found no yarn that asked to come home with me, but the book with THE better believe it came home.  I have been stalking it, dreaming about it, and now creating it. 

What is it? 

The Infinity (Cardi-Wrap with Sleeves) This thing is g.o.r.g.e.o.u.s. to the max!  Thought about using a variegated yarn, but remembered some steel gray bulky yarn that has been sitting in my stash patiently waiting to tell me what it wanted to be.  Walked by the cabinet it was in and heard it yelling..."pick me pick me!"  It is some smart yarn, lemme tell you.  

So, last Tuesday night, I cast on with Saphira.

It is a 100% Superwash Merino Wool in Colorway 564.  Can you say soft and squishy?  Surprisingly enough, the pattern is going quickly.  Amazing what bulky yarn and 10 1/2 needles will produce.  The back is done, blocked, and seamed.  Yesterday, I picked up the stitches for the right front and made good progress during my knitting group.  

In other WIP's, I have been working diligently on a soon to be opened Etsy shop.  My plan is to start with a few of my soaps, add some knitted items, some knitting accessories, some sewn items, and some spun goods.  We'll see how it progresses.  For now, the soap inventory is growing, the business registration with the state has been completed and the all important tax ID number secured.  Stay tuned for more information on this latest journey of mine.  

There is always a stack of books on my bedside table.  Once I finally decide to actually go to bed, I do enjoy reading a few pages of whichever book in progress interests me at the moment.  Lately, Time is a River by Mary Alice Monroe has captured my attention.  

And now, a riddle/joke for you to figure out (supplied by one of my silly boys)...



  1. The Infinity is such a cool sweater, and yours is working up beautifully! I love everything about that back.

    Wishing you the best of luck with the Etsy store. You make such pretty things, it is a fun new way to share them though I understand it takes a lot of work to get the marketing side of it going. Have you checked out the easy seller groups on Ravelry?

  2. DOH! totally forgot about that feature on Ravelry! Tonight, I am having a previously blonde password is not saved on this computer or the ipad and I can't get into Ravelry!!!! Argghhh...Still waiting for the "you are a stupid girl, here's your info" email from them.

  3. That sweater is amazing, the construction is so unique and cool and I love your yarn choice, too. It looks both cozy and like it has a really nice sheen to it.

    Good luck with setting up the Etsy shop, too. :D

  4. Your Infinity is looking gorgeous. It is a beautiful and unique pattern. I love hand made soaps, so will definitely check out the new shop as soon as it is live. For the life of me, I can never figure out riddles! Army...knife...fruit roll-up??!!

  5. Your sweater is gorgeous. I love the color! Fiber fondling (hee hee)

  6. Iam definitely intrigued by the back. I am off to check out this pattern. Keep going, can't wait to see it finished.

  7. OooooOOOoo that infinity sweater looks intriguing ... must ...resist!!

    "Army Knife," of course!

  8. Amazing! It looks so great and such awesome progress since I last saw it!



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