I had to start Cast On Mania with my favorite purchase from Maryland Sheep & Wool – my magenta Neighborhood Fiber Company Rustic Fingering.
As predicted, I started Varjo in this yarn. I started Varjo a couple months ago in a different yarn. I frogged it because the yarn – although it was a hand dyed – didn’t show any variation in the garter stitch. As you can see, that isn’t a problem with this new yarn!
I do have one problem though – I’m using extra-sharp ChiaoGoo needles and they’re splitting the lightly spun single. I’m going to try to find an Addi Turbo – or as grumperina calls them, Blunti Stumpos. This may be just the project for their blunt tips.
I’m almost halfway through the 8 inches of single-color garter before getting to the stripes. These kinds of projects always push me to knit just a bit more because I can’t wait to see the colors playing together.
And given the weather here at the shore this week – yesterday’s high was 59 – I can see all the uses this shawl will have once it’s done.
My next cast on mania project is quite different – the project, the yarn, the stitches. I’m enjoying all the changes from day to day.
I’ll catch you on the purl side.