Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Comfort Knitting

I haven't attempted the repairs on Sligo yet. It remains in a sad heap on my dining room table, right where I left it after taking pictures of its wounds last night. Thanks to Melissa, I now have a plan for how to proceed--a much better plan than sobbing hysterically and throwing it into the fire, but not quite so good as flying her out here to fix it. So far, though, I haven't been up to the task of facing my ugly mistake.

Fortunately, I have some comfort knitting on the needles.

I've been needing a lot of comfort. (It's a good thing I'm a knitter and not a drinker, ya know?)

I have the body of the Gathered Pullover finished up to the point where the fronts get divided to start the v-neck, which is shortly after the completion of the lovely center cable. See?

I really love this cable. I'm already making plans for how I can use it again. Heck, I might even knit this whole sweater again. I have some hand-dyed wool that would make for a nice winter version. (Although I've never actually knit the same project twice, not even my own designs, so it's not all that likely.)

I'm still loving the yarn, too. It's great for warmer weather and easy on the hands. The yardage is terrific, too. I've only used four balls to this point! I think it will end up taking about eight balls, at $1.99 a ball. And technically, this yarn came from stash, since I bought it without a specific plan for its use and had it for more than a week before I decided what to do with it--my two requirements for "stash" versus "non-stash" projects. Oh, hush. It works for me.

11 comments:

melissaknits said...

I love comfort knitting. I need some myself.

Tammy said...

Needles on fire!

kmkat said...

The cable in the Gathered Pullover is truly genius. That will be a lovely sweater.

Erin said...

my blogfriend Lien used that cable in the waist of a cardigan to nice effect, I thought: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Platinum/synergy-cardigan

Lydee said...

oh, it's lovely! Comfort knit away!

Tracy said...

Oh my that looks great! It's one of the bazillion sweaters I have in my queue, that cable really caught my eye as well.

sophanne said...

That yarn looks most comfortable. And it is good that you knit instead of drink.

Kim said...

It really does look comforting. Like a white soft cloud angel marshmallow. Love that cabley goodness.

Olga said...

Hey- I've got no problem with cheap yarn, I like free yarn even more! Besides, that looks really nice.

ktb38 said...

That looks like great comfort knitting. That cable is great. And the price is amazing!

Sarah said...

That pullover does look like perfect comfort knitting -- I just love that cable!