All I’ve done since my February Queue Check is knit my deliciously black Anna Vest and sew most of a black sleeveless top. The vest parts are all blocked and dry and ready for seaming, but I know from experience that knitting the button band will take me a while! The top I quickly, uh, self-drafted and sewed at a Saturday Night Sewing Party with a bunch of friends, where there was both professional supervision and wine. Let’s just say mistakes were made, but it’s going to be great once I fix it. So I should have both of those done soon.
Nothing has changed with my grey Sawkill sweater (above) or my two hats-in-progress, none of which is urgent at this point. So when Anna is done, either they get some attention or one of two things will happen:
1. I’m pretty determined to cast on the simple slouchy V-neck cardigan I’ve been talking about forever. But will it be the Linen Quill version? The Lettlopi version? The Shibui version? The Knightsbridge version? … A decision must be made.
2. Likewise, Channel Cardigan will be cast on (once again) the very moment a yarn decision is made, and maybe you can help. I want it to be CAMEL, and the options are frustratingly few, that I can find. It must be worsted weight (or I can get behind doing it at aran gauge), 100% natural fiber somewhere in the middle of the softness:ruggedness continuum, and an actual nice camel shade — not too yellow-orange or apricot. The leading contender is Quince Lark in Camel, which I’m sure would be just dandy, but I’ve knitted with Lark a lot lately and would rather it be something new to me, but still/also with good roots. I would also love it if it weren’t a totally flat camel but had some tweedy-fleckiness-heatheredness to it. Any ideas?
PREVIOUSLY in Queue Check: February 2016