Ever have one of those weeks where you feel like you’ve made no knitting progress? I’m having one of those.
I started that cabled pullover this weekend – twice. Once with Araucania Nature Wool. I love the yarn, but it just wasn’t giving me the look I had envisioned. Then I bought Lion Brand Wool Ease. And like the way it feels, and the color is perfect. But every time I pick it up I get concerned about its durability. After reading the responses to my post about this, and doing some online searching, it seems that the quality isn’t predictable. Some people have had great success, and others say it pills almost immediately. I abused my swatch a little and it did show some wear. It wasn’t horrible, but you could tell where I was rubbing it. So I’m not going to use the Wool Ease. At least, not for this sweater.
The the fair isle. You all know that saga. I’m glad I figured it out when I did, but still, I’m back at ground zero on that project too.
My knitting karma has been so off this week that I found myself considering a sewing project this weekend. I found these great bags thru a link on Leigh’s blog.
I like alot of them, but my favorite has to be the Ultimate Arts & Crafts Tote:
Plenty of room for multiple projects. Little side pockets for scissors, cable needles, or row counters. And a velcro front pouch to hold needles. I don’t use many straights but I can envision using it with circs too. I may have to clear off the dining room table this weekend and make one! Lucky for me the local quilt shop carries her patterns and fabrics.
It might be just the thing I need to reenergize my knitting!