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.
As a reward for finishing Starting Point, I thought I might cast on for one of the quick summer sweaters I have yarn for, Tegna or Apogean:
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.
6 thoughts on “Stock Taking”
We live in such a beautiful state. It’s just as gorgeous in Northern California as it is in Southern! I understand the issue of not having enough needles. It’s usually my size 6, 7 and 8’s that are in use. I just finished up a blanket though and have a set of my 8’s back. Good luck in deciding which sweater to make. Both are gorgeous options and look like a lot of fun…along with some gorgeous yarn to play with. I’m leaning slightly towards the Tegna just because of the fun lacy pattern at the bottom.
That was smart to have some yarn unpacked so you could occupy yourself until you’re reunited with your belongings.
Nice water photos. Not to mention the yarn!!
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