I finally won round 36 on Arachne. I only had to tink it back three and a half times.
I think it might be a little big? I guess I won’t know for certain until I divide for the sleeves. I do love working with this yarn. It made tinking back tolerable.
Are you having a good Saturday?
I knit and picked out the last round I completed on Arachne three times! It’s not that it’s difficult. It’s just each section is slightly different and I keep misunderstanding the pattern. I finally spread it out on a 60″ cable so I could have a proper look at what I’m doing. I’m not 100% positive I got it right this time either, but I’m putting it in time out for a while.
Good news: we got the house!
I took some time off today and listened to Talking Tudors while working on Arachne. I’m worried the stitches may be a little tight, but hopefully they will block out.
She’s coming along. I ordered a new-to-me spider pin on Poshmark to wear with the sweater once it’s complete. I hope to make more progress this weekend.
Speaking of pins, I have a thing for vintage jewelry, especially holiday pins. I think it’s a holdover from my 80’s rhinestone jewelry collection. I don’t own very many now because I don’t wear them very often, but I’m thinking about starting a collection. The spider is my third pin.
The bird was a gift from my friend Laura. I found the millefleurs pin at a local vintage shop in the last few years, and I may have blogged about it.
I’ve decided I need a vintage Christmas pin. I am looking online but I might wait until quarantine lifts so I have an excuse to go shopping at my local vintage shops.
I finished one sock and cast on the second immediately as recommended by Blogville Knitters.
Yesterday I spent most of my day binge watching Outlander and casting on. My new Arachne yarn arrived and I caught up to where I had previously knit on my ill-fated first attempt.
I love it! This yarn is Quince and Co Chickadee Heather in Sabine and Hydrangea. I looked through projects on Ravelry and someone else had used this yarn for Arachne. It’s lovely and soft and didn’t break the bank.
I also cast on Deschain yesterday. Several years ago, when I started knitting again, this was the first project I wanted to cast on. I purchased the pattern on Ravelry through my local yarn shop, which I thought at the time was fairly miraculous. I had planned to use something from my stash, but I’m glad I didn’t try it. This is also Quince and Co yarn: Kestral in Ash. I’m sewing a lantern skirt in black linen to wear with it, and I’ll probably sew a black knit tank top to wear under it as well.
It’s official! I’m gothy.
I made it to Douglas Henshall’s entrance on Outlander. Let’s face it, that’s probably the only reason I am watching it. Does it have Douglas Henshall and knitting in it? I’m in. But if I hear “Coming Through the Rye” one more time…
This weekend I thought we could “lean in” as they say, and I talked Bob into watching The Stand with me. I thought it would tick my horror box and be amusingly ironic. I forgot how truly unwatchable it is. By the end of Episode 3, I had completely lost interest, laws yes. M-O-O-N that spells Stephen King. We’re going to try The Outsider today. We enjoyed Castle Rock.
It’s official! I went outside today (to take photos for my blog)!
It’s pretty out there.