I’ve been dutifully working on my projects with due dates ever since I wrote that post last week. I’m now halfway done with Sockapal2za sock two.
I’ll definitely be done before the end of Labor Day Weekend — a solid 2 weeks before the due date! Very excited — I’m never this well-behaved.
I am still thinking a lot about Kepler. I ordered a color card from Chester Farms for their Cestari DK. I remembered seeing them at MDSW but I didn’t have a need for them so I kept them in the back of my mind for just the right project.
I’m still not sure if it’s the right yarn for this project, but I am positive I’ll use this yarn at some point. It’s a minimally-processed, lanolin-rich wool — exactly what I had in mind. I’m just not sure if they have a color I want. I do like the blackberry color (in the center of this closeup). The pic is darker than it should be though, and it didn’t pick up some of the pinky-reds that are in the yarn. This colorway has great depth and color variation.
I’m also strongly considering Rowan Yorkshire Tweed DK. Again, a lovely yarn, great flecks of color, but the shades aren’t grabbing me.
I’m not complaining though. I know the right inspiration will come, and I’ll have more of these deadlines off my mind at that point.