Tuesday, May 08, 2007

More Son of ARAN

Last night was our Stitch n Bitch night, so we had a little show n tell from what we got at Maryland. It was fabulous to see all the lovely things. As I plugged away on Matt's SOA...

... and I admit that I'm starting to get a little bored with it. Or rather, I'm ready for it to be done. I still have about 5 more inches to go on the body, but it's been sucked into the space time continuum and doesn't seem to be getting any longer. This happened much earlier on the front than it did on the back.

Meanwhile, I've got a box of more Cotton Ease arriving today... I think I've become addicted!

However, Kate mentioned last night that Cascade 220 has a color called "Shire"

Considering that's a joke here... (Matt's teammates refer to our house as The Shire) and it being such a lovely shade of green, I'm thinking Matt really needs a sweater or vest out of it.

Which brings up an other point. The yarn accumulation to finished project ratio. It's not balanced. The amount of time that it takes me to complete a sweater (I think the SOA is about 6 weeks... and that's with high concentration), I can't continue to accumulate yarn for 16 more projects. Okay, there was Maryland Sheep & Wool in that time frame, and that's always a high yarn accumulation event. Then there's that trip to The Mannings. Oh, and Webs has Cascade 220 on sale, which is a good time to stash (since it's one of my favorite yarns). OH, and don't forget that Cotton Ease is on sale at Knitting Warehouse (with flat rate shipping of only $6). Hmmmm... so maybe we'll just chalk up all the yarn accumulation as just bad timing during the construction of Matt's SOA?

Either way, it's gotta get done, and it's my main focus for today. Normally I would say that I could have the front done today, but with the current status of the space time continuum, I'm not making any such commitment.

Oh, and for those interested, I will give details on how I got this pattern to work with the Cotton Ease when it's done.

Keep on Knittin'!!!


At 9:52 AM , Sonya said...

Six weeks for SOA? That would be a multiple year project for me. ;o) I'm casting on my first Cotton Ease project tonight (Lavold's Garnet). I can see using this for lots of projects.

At 9:56 AM , Kate said...

Shire green turned out to be pretty! It looks a lot like the one I'm using right now. Hmmm. Maybe I better check the color numbers!

At 4:33 PM , Debby said...

I'm with Sonya. SOA is definitely more of a long-term project.

Glad you had a good time at Maryland. I was riding in NYC on Sunday, and lived to tell the tale (or I will shortly, when I can post). :)

At 6:08 PM , sUsAn said...

Oooo, I like shire! Very pretty indeedy! Great to see you last night...your elevated use of cotton-ease is an inspiration to us all!


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