Arcadia And Angora

Damn… I love alliteration! 🙂 It comes naturally, a function of the ADD brain I’ve thought, as I often think in rhyme too… Anyways…

Making her debut is The Arcadian Cowl (single loop version):

Arcadian Cowl - Finished

The Arcadian Cowl by KeiB Designs ©Karin Bole Tupper

I’ve a busy day today that will preclude knitting – I wish Atavan was available OTC! – but the test knit for Arcadian’s double loop sister should be underway by this evening. I really like this blocked and finished and might just keep it!

And as knitting is my Valium, I jumped into yet another project. This is another buster of most ancient stash and easy on the hands so far. KFI’s Angora Extra, has been languishing in my stash for at least 5 years and when I found it a few days ago, I wanted to knit it but was out of love with the original pattern I chose. Elsebeth Lavold to the rescue and I now have a couple centimetres of “Halle” underway.

Halle Crossover Sweater ~ Start

Hello Halle 🙂 ©Karin Bole Tupper

Oh my! This week has totally got away from me!

Work has been insanely busy. Our communities keep growing and the need is huge for the medical equipment, etc. that my department provides but there is just a handful of us. I do go home every day knowing that I have helped my people and that means so much in a desk job environment. The Beau has been a little under the weather and the last week of school for DSDitto – lots going on.

It does mean that I was too darn tired the last few nights to plan my posts for here and for my writing page. Well, as planned as Miss Flighty Pants can manage anyway 🙂

So. What I got? An update on my Jubilee scarf. I love it so much more in the Ultra Alpaca Fine. The Blue Sky Alpaca is sumputous, gorgeous and I know it would be lovely in a different project but, the cables and lace really pop now and the mileage with the Berocco yarn is fantastic!

Halfway through.

Halfway through.

I’ve even got some Yarn Pr0n! Yarn diet notwithstanding…

Lavold and Koigu

I got a fabulous deal on these Elsebeth Lavold books – half price! The Art of Yarn in BC had these (getting hard to find) books and a great selection of Koigu. I couldn’t resist this colourway.

My Mini Mochi to finish up the Chameleon Baby Blanket arrived from Simply Socks in Fort  Wayne – I love this store – so although it’s no longer Yarn Pr0n, I’m glad to be able to get back at my blanket. I hate stall outs when I’m actually inspired to be working on something…

And with that – I’m out for now!