I bought more yarn. Can’t even take my own stupid advice.
This is for the Cabled Capecho I mentioned last week. It’s Lorna’s Laces Green Line DK in Hope (or off-white). I ordered it from Jimmy Beans Wool. I wouldn’t normally plug an online retailer, but I’m pretty pleased with them. I got the yarn yesterday…and the package was soaking wet. The yarn was soaked and stained in some places, as was the pattern I had ordered too–ripped and soaked through. So I called them today, told them that I got the package damaged, and they were kind of amazing. I’m getting a new package in the mail with my order again and I don’t have to send the old stuff back. I can try and use it or donate it or something, she said. Amazing. So I washed it and am hoping the stains come out…if not I think I could have some fabulous Etsy dyer dye it for me. It’s kind of a sweet deal actually. The most educational part is that in order to prevent the problem in the future I can ask them to wrap my orders in plastic in the special instructions. I’m not so excited about asking for more plastic…but I couldn’t find the yarn anywhere else.
So the yarn. It’s 100% organic merino and comes in DK and worsted weights. It’s beautiful and so so soft. We’ll see how the capecho turns out but I foresee a lot of future projects using this lovely lovely yarn. I high recommend it just by the feel and look. And it’s 100% organic!
I also did recently frog the puff sleeve jacket I was sort of working on and made Teva Durham’s Steek Vest from Loop-d-Loop:
I knit this up in a few hours on Saturday morning with some of my Savannah Bulky on 15s. It came out a little shorter than I wanted…but I was (and am) too lazy to do anything about that. I love the design, but it’s not quite what I thought it would be. The yarn is a little too “earthy” for me…no sheen to it, which I don’t like so much. It’s super soft though so I think others would love it.
These days I’m working on another Norah project (slightly obsessed), the Medallion Shawl from this past winter’s Vogue Knitting. It’ll be a Mother’s Day gift for my stepmom, so I’m currently on a 1 hexagon per day minimum rule. I currently have 4 done. 11 more to go. I’ll just make it just in time at this rate.