A Thing for Spring

Spring is officially here, according to the calendar. We are enjoying the balmy temps and sunny skies that Boston spring has to offer. The other night, Jason and I went for a lovely evening walk in the park.

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Yokes aside… it’s not all bad. Just look at the weather in Montreal 😉

Things have been a little hectic around here lately, so not a ton of knitting has been done. Last week was full of exams and volunteer work, hosting friends from out of town, and then I came down with a cold. Boo me! I did get a good chunk done on my Strokkur sweater by Ysolda Teague. Both sleeves are done and joined, and I’ve started working the short rows to provide neck shaping. The patterns suggests wrapless short rows, which are a new-to-me technique, but Ysolda has a great, clear video on this technique here. I have been incessantly sliding my sweater onto waste yarn to check if it fits… so far so good.

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Note that I’m wearing 2 “right” socks. First of all. Why is it necessary to have “right” and “left” socks? Unless maybe you had wildly different foot shapes? Second, I have felt no difference either way.

As expected, my 4 skeins of Osprey were not enough for this sweater (I’m about 15 rows short) so I’m currently waiting on another skein that I ordered from Quince & Co. I maybe also threw in some Tern…

In the meantime, I have picked up my Herbivore shawl again.

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It got put away for a bit after I did the set up rows and placed additional stitch markers for Section 2 of the pattern. I had got to the point with Section 1 where I had it memorized and was just working away on it fairly mindlessly. It’s super lazy, but I didn’t want to invest the brain energy to memorize a new section, so… into the basket it went. I’m happy I picked it up again, because really… Section 2 is basically just repeats of Section 1. It is fine. Already memorized after 2 rows, and I’m happily knitting away on it until my Osprey arrives from beyond.

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This yarn (Tanis Fibre Arts Red Label Cashmere/Silk Single) is insane. Insane!! So soft, and such an amazing colour. This one is “Sunset”. I’m loving the way the twisted stitches look in this yarn.

That’s all for now! Peep this photo I took outside my apartment the other night (my apartment is not the Orthodox church in the photo). I’m pretty sure the super bright first-star-like-object-in-the-sky is Venus. Can anyone confirm? City girl / non-astronomer up in here.

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