I doubt seriously I'll loose those 50 pounds so .... Plan B - buy more yarn.
But, meanwhile, adding the next skein continues to be a problem. The first time I introduced a new skein, I "faded" it by doing a couple of single row stripes of each but.... I was left with a 20+/- inch tail of the old yarn and by the end of the sweater, those 20 inches could be a make or break thing.
The second skein, I did a row of alternating single stitches of each color. But again, that meant using both yarns for one row. Too wasteful. If you have any suggestions, please post them!
Since I spent yesterday at the doctor's being drained of blood and finding out I'm over weight and have a thyroid problem, I didn't get much knitting done or have a chance to take any new photos. I do have an excuse for the weight though. It's not the cookies, it's the thyroid! Or at least that's my story and I'm sticking to it!
Okay, okay.... Let's stay on track here. I didn't take any photos. So instead, I'll show you what the Cascade 220 Wave yarn would have been if I hadn't been too lazy to walk across the room to grab a pattern at the very moment I decided I must cast on.
At first it was going to be a Felix cardigan, but that calls for bulky and the Wave is worsted. I really, really love that ragland detail though. One day...
After another brief Ravelry search, I set my sights on Hibernal. I like the simplicity of it. I also really like the loose body but tighter arms. I don't care for big, bulky, floppy arms on my sweaters. I want them loose enough to push up the sleeves if necessary, but not floppy. These sleeves look perfect.
|Hogwarts House Cardigan|
And then my Harry Potter Knitting Magic book arrived. I decided to knit the Hogwarts House Sweater. But in the moment, I was tired and lazy and wanted instant stitching. Apparently walking across the room and opening a book wasn't instant enough. Plus, I'd have had to swatch.
Join me over at Carole's for today's Three on Thursday link up.