Surely I am not the only person in the world who believes it isn't crazy to buy two more skeins of yarn in order to use up a skein that is in the stash. Because I might have done that.
I decided that the only yarn that I could possibly use for the Grace cardigan, found in Jane Richmond's ISLAND book, was String Theory Hand Dyed Yarns in the colorway Solas. I had bought a skein from someone's stash on ravelry a while ago. There are no dye lots, but I knew it was from a Cookie A club, so I managed to find two other people who each had a skein from the club. I bought them and.... they don't match. But I have devised a way to blend all three skeins where the difference shouldn't be too troubling. It looks ok so far.
In other news, I had declared today an "Audry Day." I haven't had a free day in weeks now, so today was a day where I would do whatever I wanted. But after beating a computer game in an hour and a half, I got bored. So I knit more of the final The Book knit. Again, this is the back side. Wait 'til you see the front. It is better than I could have hoped for.
Since this is going to be a large piece, I went ahead and blocked this bit to make sure my swatch was accurate. It was. Thank goodness. And as an added bonus, it is still wet. So I now have an excuse to keep knitting on my Grace cardigan.