Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Believe It or Not, A Little Sick of Socks

So instead, I've been working on this. It's Audrey. It looks a little small on the needles -- I'm making the second smallest size -- but stretched I think it will fit just right. One doesn't want this sweater to sag. Can't say enough nice things about Cathay! It's really lovely. Lately, I've been having this late night nervous insomnia thing. Working a little K2, P2 rib in cotton-silk-microfiber will put your mind at rest, though.

About the Mystery yarn ... I've said it before, Jessie is a genious. Anna asked if the yarn is as soft as it looks. Indeed it is. Jessie's sock yarn is so beautifully dyed, and it has nice springiness, as Christine pointed out in an email. I can't wait to see this yarn in person, and methinks it may become a pair of Badcauls.


Blogger candsmom said...

Your Audrey is knitting up beautifully! I love that color... someone actually brought some Cathay to our SnB, so I had a chance to fondle some in person. It is certainly all that you've said it is and then some. ;-) I hid my credit card out of sight to remove any temptation before I clicked on your blog. Those links! ;-) I think Jessie's yarn would be beautiful as a pair of Badaculs. Hope you're sleeping and feeling better... insomnia's no fun! Take care, Laura! :-)

7:29 PM  
Anonymous jillian said...

Hmmm...ribbing as sleep aid. never thought of that! Perfect :)

7:33 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Audrey is going to be lovely in that color! Cathay sounds like a good sub.

Insomnia is the pits. I hope you get some sleep soon.

7:46 PM  
Anonymous JessaLu said...

I hate to say it but I'm a little sick of socks, too ;o) I've been shopping around for something a little different...

I live with insomnia - try chamomile tea ;o) Ribbing usually does it for me, too *grin*

The mystery yarn would make gorgeous Badcauls :o)

9:17 PM  
Blogger msubulldog said...

Oh, I think I've said it before, but I can't wait to see Audrey in that color! It's going to be so gorgeous.

9:25 PM  
Blogger knitannie said...

Love the colour of your Audrey.

2:55 AM  
Anonymous jessie said...

Thanks for the kind words!

I LOVE that Audrey pattern. Open necklines are so flattering. I don't see any projects for myself in the near future, but that one is on my list.

5:44 AM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

Gasp! The powerful and terrifying Cult of Sock Knitters will make you very sorry for daring to say such things! Shhh!

9:07 AM  
Blogger Sourire11 said...

Wow. That is a great sweater – and you're knitting it in a GREAT color! I’ve never seen that before! I love it! That may become my next project…

11:50 AM  
Blogger Brianne said...

Audrey will be beautiful! Of course you could make anything look good with that color and yarn.

5:12 PM  
Blogger Cat said...

Audrey is going to be beautiful. Only working 4 hours today due to Easter... Hurrah!! I´m going to IKEA this afternoon and I have a long list what to buy! Have a nice Easter!

4:52 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

It's going to be great! I love the color.

11:24 AM  
Blogger Catherine Kerth said...

Audrey is going to look awesome! i can tell right now... i think my next project will be a tank top for the summer! i have a lot of socks and shawls to make so it will break it up.... you like cathay? thats good to hear, i like refs. on yarn before i purchase :)

9:53 PM  
Blogger Glaistig said...

Audrey looks to be such a lovely pattern. I can't wait to see the finished creation.

Umm, should we start a Knitter's Insomnia Ring? I so hear you. . . . Smelly valerian herbal tea works wonders.

11:29 PM  

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