It's WIP Wednesday, and yes, I've casted on another project. Swatching counts, right? Well, the pattern is the Monokrom Cardigan
designed for Urth Yarns because apparently one cardigan is not enough for this knitter. I'm making quite the switch from a bulky alpaca/merino in all the colors of the rainbow to an extra fine superwash merino in a beautiful tonal gray. It's amazing how a gray yarn can look so interesting and dynamic. Let me know if you feel differently, but I feel classy and refined knitting with this yarn.
The yarn is monokrom fingering by Urth Yarns
and is available on Yarn Geeks
. It has a lovely softness and I think the cardigan is going to be light a flowy, if the swatch is any indicator. I'll be swatching again tonight even though this one was already done in a larger needle size. I'm used to my tendency to knit tightly and try to enjoy the swatching process. I can appreciate the fabric that the yarn creates and get a sense of the type of needle I want to use, not just the size. I know it can be a little tricky trying to get the correct gauge, but I promise it gets easier the more you do it.
In other news, I have knitted a sock! The second sock is on the needles and I'm hopeful that the deadline of a test knit will keep me from contracting second sock syndrome.
By the way, if you're looking for stitch markers (progress keepers? I don't actually know the difference), check out the Ramdolarian
set at Yarn Geek. My second sock got a bit nerdier with a lightsaber dangling at the beginning of the round.
Finally, my Hopewell Rocks tee has been getting some attention when I can sit quietly and focus on it. I try to give it a good 30 minutes first thing in the morning when the house is quiet. It's slow going, but it's getting there.
What is everyone else working on?