Yesterday ds and I went to the movies. Saw this. Not my first choice of what I want to go to the theater for, but it was a cold and rainy day. Started this in the theater (don’t look too closely!),
made with this, ew, but I did it on my new addi’s and I am in love
Crappy picture, but notice that I dropped part of the yarn in my coffee. Hmph said I, well it is a dishcloth…
Speaking of coffee, I signed up for the Knitters Coffee Swap!!
Swatched for this (better pic of yarn below),
from Fiona Ellis’s Inspired Cable Knits, the Knots and Bark sweater
A stashbuster for me, out of Briggs and Little, 7 skeins of what I think is now called Heritage. I got this at that crazy yarn/yard sale in October. I bought all there was. I had hoped it would be enough for an entire sweater. For me. Sadly, there are only 170 yards per skein! I asked Libby at LYS (see previous post) and she, wizardress that she is, pulled the number out of thin air. I thought back in October that I looked for the company on line and didn’t find it, but after talking with Libby, I checked again, and their web site said 170 yards. Wait! I just checked the link, and it says 215, and another on line source says 272. No way! … I just got a skein, unwrapped it, counted all the strands on one side, times two=214 strands. Measured length of skein at 28 inches not very stretched out, and got 166, darn close to 170. … so 1190 yards is not enough to make a cabled sweater at size 40 inches or so. Which is why I like this pattern, here’s a better pic of the swatch and yarn ball. Oh, and yes, that is another batch of oatmeal bread that I just put in the oven.
I really like the Briggs and Little. I’m getting the better gauge to the right of the purl ridge, 18.5-19 stitches per 4 inches, on US6…I was getting 17 stitches on 7′s. I have to knit a smaller size because the gauge isn’t as for the pattern. It is rustic, but not as much so as Bartlett. I had hoped to use up my two skeins of brown Bartlett (the brown stripe to the left), but it is heavier and I don’t like how it felt knitting up with the B&L. I tried a bit of Cascade 220 (to the right here, this is the brown marl, which I don’t like with the gold, but it was just for gauge, it doesn’t look as good in real life as in the picture). It behaves better gauge-wise but it isn’t quite the same texture. I am planning to start the sweater anyhow. Hope to find something for it soon. Anybody have any Briggs and Little in a brown or rust color? Or other rustic worsted (not heavy worsted) in similar colors? But something two ply (so not lite lopi). I’m after 2 skeins or ~330 yards, and I’ll trade! Or has anybody seen this for sale around Maine or NH or MA? Will I need to drive out to NB? It looks like a 4 hour trip each way.
This storm is wreaking havoc on the coast. Houses washed out to sea. Town squares with the ocean in them. Here is our river late this morning. The tide was high at the ocean around 11:30 am, and we are some 4 hours behind on the river here, so I imagine about now it is much higher.
Here is pic from 1987 flood. Compare to low flow, here. DS and I were standing near the flagpoles in the pic I took. And check it out from the bridge, here, compared to low flow, here. On average, the river is usually about half way up those rocks from low flow pictures. Wicked cool images from usgs surface water photo gallery.