If you follow me over on Instagram, you might have seen that I finished Starting Point yesterday (queue happy dance) !
And because I’m in the somewhat unusual position of having a limited amount of yarn with me, I thought this might be a nice moment to take stock and show you what pretties I’ll be keeping myself busy with until my stash and I are reunited … which, given the speed with which our stuff will cross the ocean, won’t be until sometime in September.
Two short sleeves sweaters worth of yarn (the Tuskenknits for Tegna might be a recent acquisition — oops!) + one long sleeve pullover + one giant shawl + a pair of socks + two mystery AYOT projects. Obviously, there’s little chance I’ll get through all of this by September — especially when you factor in I also still have my Southwell Cardi, Talmadge Cloche, Brambling Shawl, and Alex the Mouse all on the needles (typing all that makes me feel a little guilty) — but I like to have some options.
You might notice that everything except that gorgeous Fyberspates on the bottom right is fingering weight yarn. Possibly poor planning on my part as I keep dreaming of whipping up a fast worsted weight sweater (I’m looking at you Vatsland) and it’s causing me some needle issues at the moment.
Both of the patterns suggest a US Size 3 … I thought I might swatch today as a treat. I only have a few needles with me, and as it turns out, both my Talmadge Cloche and the Southwell Cardi are on threes! I feel silly buying another needle in the same size (though you can never have too many needles, amiright?), so I suppose I’ll have to delay swatching til I finish a project (who am I kidding, until I finish the hat … there’s no way I’m finishing Southwell in the next week or two!) Exercising a little restraint isn’t the worst thing in the world!
And I still can’t decide which of the sweaters I should cast on, so if you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear in the comments.
As part of my stock taking, I also started going through some of the many pictures from my sister’s lovely visit. I thought I’d share just a few we took last Sunday, exploring Laguna Beach together:
Somewhere, someone is missing their glasses:
To be out on that clear blue sea:
The view from the “Top of the World”:
I feel very lucky to find myself in such a beautiful place, with so much to see, and that I got to show my sister some of it, too!
Hope you’re enjoying the last flickers of the weekend.