Well, I said I was going to post more regularly. It's clear that "regular" is a relative term.
When last we met, I had finished the Multnomah and was embarking on the Shaelyn.
Since then, I have finished (but not blocked) the Shaelyn.
It took 2 skeins of Malabrigo Arroyo in the Borrejas colourway. I didn't end up with enough to do another repeat of the lacy bits, so I ended up binding off after a stockinette repeat. I have a little tiny ball of yarn left.
I have no idea how large it is -- haven't measured it. I'll probably measure it before blocking.
I'm starting to accumulate a pile of stuff that needs to be blocked.
Then I started right away on an Elowen shawl using Three Irish Girls Glenhaven Cashmerino in Rhubarb and Passionfruit. They were a Sock Yarnista club colourway from a couple of years ago (4 years ago?)
I've finished the stockinette portion and have added in the variegated second yarn. That one I think requires me to look at a pattern, so it has to stay in one spot, and I haven't worked on it for a bit.
Then I decided I had to start another cowl for Mikel since the other one has been languishing in time out since I discovered that I had messed up the pattern repeat on Squeeze Me.
So I've started another San Mateo. I'm using Impulse of Delight Mere sock in Experimental Bluegreen or something.
No photos of any of these wips.
There have been some arrivals and some stash acquisition of late.
I went to a work conference in Washington DC (well, technically it was Silver Spring, MD) and I have some photos from that. I'll do a separate DC post. I didn't have a lot of me time, but I made sure to get to The Yarn Spot and Looped (priorities -- I can look at photos of the monuments anytime...).
I was pretty restrained in terms of yarn buying. I bought one skein at each place. Interestingly, they were both skeins of Blue Heron Yarns which is apparently a local dyer. Since I'm on a shawl kick, I bought shawl yarn.
When I was at The Yarn Spot I bought a skein of the Metallic Rayon in Tapestry. It's sparkly. The sparkle is actually copper and not gold. It's absolutely gorgeous. I have a couple of different shawl patterns in mind, but I'm leaning toward Pamuya.
The second yarn is one I bought at Looped. It's the Cotton Rayon Twist in (?) Cinnabar. It glows like fire. It's amazing. I'm not sure what pattern I'll do with it yet. I think I might have a couple identified in my queue. It's more red and less pink than this shows.
I have also received a couple of club shipments.
The Cookie A shipment arrived. It's the Sokkusu O yarn base dyed by Miss Babs. Even though it's 100% merino (no nylon) it makes great socks because there is such a tight 4-ply twist. It's nice and thin. And it gets so soft after washing. I love the base. It's one of my favourite sock yarns.
I'm not a huge fan of the colour. I think it's called Grellow. Really it is phlegm coloured.
Mine is on the greener rather than the yellower side of the phlegm spectrum. It will probably make good cabled socks.
The October Rockin' Sock Club shipment also arrived. It's a skein of Socks that Rock Lightweight in the colour Acorny. If Rumplestiltskein and River Rocked had a baby, it would be Acorny.
I had pre-ordered a skein of Dark Side of the Moon yarn (not sure of the base - some sort of MN I suspect) from MustStash and it arrived. Talk about superior packaging. Just look at this.
The yarn is an OCD skein which I think means it's actually 2 individual skeins so the socks will match.
Then the last acquisition is some Blue Moon Fiber Arts Yaksi Fingering. I bought 4 skeins in Shoqua, Boysenbery, Tardis Blue and Hot Rod Red. I think the expanded Yaksi Fingering line is only because there is a shawl KAL going on. I think once it's over BMFA will go back to only offering the Yaksi in limited colours.
The Shoqua appears to be mis-labelled. I don't believe it's actually an 8.5 ounce skein of Silky Victoria. There are not 745 yards of yarn there.
No cross stitch for the last little while. I'm in shawl/cowl mode.
I should be able to finish the San Mateo today.
Blocking, however, is a whole nother issue.....
I'll do a separate post on my trip to Maryland/DC.
Short but sweet.