I really have no words to adequately describe how much I’ve been loving my knits lately, so I’ll just show them to you.
That right there is just about the prettiest cable I’ve ever knit. It’s a simple French braid-style, 9 stitch cable but damn is it pretty. Combined with the lacy bits and the sort-of-picot sideways edging, I’m basically in love and am feeling the urge to cable all the things.
My main Malabrgo March project is moving along rather nicely, only 10 days in I’m about a third of the way done, so I expect that finishing it this month will be no problem (way to jinx myself). But honestly? I can’t stop knitting it. The combo of easy garter stitch, fun slipped stitches, and incredibly omg soft fabric is addicting. Even the Fiasco, who has actually uttered the words “I’ve always thought Merino was a little scratchy” and for whom nothing but baby alpaca is ever soft enough, thinks this stuff is the bomb. Oh, Malabrigo, why did you discontinue Dos?!?!
My favorite thing about this project is that it’s almost done. And if it lets me win the game of yarn chicken within which we’re currently embroiled, I’ll love it forever.
Earth & Sky Stacks:
After my previous art yarn exploration, I wanted to try another style. I have two braids of this Gotland fiber from when I first began spinning back in 2012, one blue and one green. I’m spinning each as its own single, and the green single is going to be interspersed with bits of white or grey. Then I’m going to ply them together and turn the grey/white bits into stacks, which are kind of like a lazy person’s beehive. Tough to explain but hopefully not tough to do.
And as far as reading goes, I’ve pickde up the Outlander series again, I’m on “The Fiery Cross”. Since I watched the first half of the TV series on DVD in about 3 days flat, I couldn’t help myself. That’s all I’ve got going on, what have you been up to this week? Linking up with Small Things and Gracey’s Goodies.
Especially that first cable is adorable!!
So many beautiful things! I like your fiber – that is going to spin up nice. I’m working on Outlander myself.
I’ve never seen a cable suspended in lace like that. So pretty!
That cable makes me want to cable all the things, too!
oooh, you’re knitting a Can Can shawl! They always seem to turn out so beautifully. You’ve got some great knits on the go, and your handspun looks so pretty.
The combination of that cable with the lace and picots … delicious 🙂
Cable lace combos are so gorgeous. Love it!
You have definitely hit the knitting sweet spot here…long may it last!
My goodness, all the yarn candy in this post, I don’t even know where to start! It all looks so good, I now have serious project envy. 😉 Also, you are right, that cable is amazing. I really want to knit cables now (as opposed to check my work email, which I should be doing instead!!).
Also, the colour of that handspun is gorgeous!
I just finished the bind-off on my French Cancan! This was my first shawl project, so it felt like it took AGES (probably in part due to my increasing to over 300 stitches…), but I’m so pleased with it now that it’s done. It’s a really beautiful detail.