Weekly Strings-Progress Report

First up: I finished my Vertices Unite by Stephen West and it is way better than I ever imagined it could be!!! Thank you to all my color advisors!! 

Rundown of yarn used:

  • Madeline Tosh Merino Light; Calligraphy, Modern Fair Isle and Edison Bulb
  • Malabrigo Sock; Indiecita
  • Isager Alpaca 2; Dark Grey
  • The Lemonade Shop Simple Sock; Mega Toxic Stuffed Oreo
  • Yarn Yarn Co MCN Twist; PINK

I loved the construction. It was different and kind of unexpected. I knew what was coming next but it was fun to see the different shapes and color changes. Also i-cord borders, gets me every single time. While knitting I'm thinking how long it's taking, how much I hate it, how I just want to wear my shawl but then when it's finished...it's perfection. So clean and tidy. Forever a hater and lover of i-cord borders. 

I have also restarted my Sizzle Pop shawl three times. Once to switch colors and twice because I have yet to learn how to come back from a brioche error. I am still using the Hedgehog Fibres Monarch but now I am also using Yarn Yarn Co's Pink (the same from my Vertices Unite-because it's that good). And now that I see it in photos I am questioning the pink BUT I think I'm being too particular. I'm going to roll with it and see what happens...

I am also currently working on shop example with Lang Yarns Amira. It is a cotton/nylon blend and the yarn is SOOOOOOO soft. Like butter. It's unreal. I'm making the Dafne tank/vest. I just started like an hour ago so I'll have a picture update next week. 

Other exciting things...the weather!!! It is beyond gorgeous. Grab your knitting and enjoy it while it lasts. 

xoxo, erica