My new year got derailed by the stomach flu. But I am feeling myself again, and am back at my Knitting Season journal.
I set myself a number of goals for 2019. They include knits to make by other designers, knits to design myself, and a list of challenges.
Look at these cute and tidy pages.
Number one on the challenges list is to salvage yarn from a garment and reknit it into something new. I had imagined finding something at the thrift store, but talking about my magenta Le Smoking made the cogs start turning in the old noggin.
I really like the new Weel Riggit design that we received as part of the Knitting Season Club, but I’m not in a place to purchase a large amount of yarn right now, and I already have two sweaters ready to cast on waiting in the wings.
Then I realized the magenta Le Smoking is knit from aran weight yarn, some old Fingerlakes Soft Wool 3Ply.
Then I started looking around for something I could knit with it in the lice pattern. I don’t have to follow the pattern explicitly. (She uses four colors.) I can just be inspired and make my own pattern with two colors.
Then I realized I was looking at a multi yarn with magenta in it.
Then I realized I have an old wool sweater Bob’s Mom gave to me that has a little magenta in it!
What do you think? There is definitely some mohair in this yarn, but I think that might give the lice stitches a nice halo.
There might also be some acrylic in this, but I gave it the burn test, and it all burned and smelled like hair. So if there is any acrylic, it isn’t much. I guess that glisten could be the mohair.
I took the depiller to it to make it easier to pull out. Does anyone remember/still have one of these? Mine is from when I was still living with my Mom, so it’s from the 1980s!
Also, I might have gotten over treating my journal like it is precious. This is my Ohio Star Cowl design in progress. (Write, knit, rewrite, rip out, reknit.)
Wow, I blogged twice today!