Thursday, June 12, 2014

Stockinette Hell

Last post I showed all my recent yarn acquisitions and Alicia asked what in the world all that Shelter and Loft would become. Well... when Tyler, Christine, Cathy, and I went to A Verb For Keeping Warm last month to look at the Wool People 7 trunk show, I tried on Coda and Pente. (I look good in both.) But the Pente looked particularly good on me. Of course when you are in a crowd of enablers, you aren't going to leave without yarn. So I bought enough to make the sweater, despite Cathy saying, "You know that you are going to be in stockinette hell, right?" Well, the power of wool is strong. Cathy tried on Pente, also looked great in it, and was at the register with her sweater's amount of Loft when I said, "What about stockinette hell?" To which Cathy replied, "Damn."
Long story short, everyone but Tyler is going to make this sweater. We are having an unofficial KAL, starting tomorrow. Cathy has already cheated and started. (I don't care what your justification is, Cathy. You totally started a week early.)

As for the Shelter, these four greys are to test out a blanket design idea I have. All going well, I'll need more yarn. But I thought I'd just get a skein of each to start. It is Snowbound, Sweatshirt, Soot, and Cast Iron.

And this lovely skein of Shelter, in Long Johns, I got to see if I really liked the color enough to make a sweater out of it. They were out at Verb, and my color card can only tell me so much, so I ordered online. I do like it. I probably will make a sweater out of it. But I'll finish some other projects before buying more.

8 comments :

kiwiyarns said...

Hmmmm..... nom, nom, yummy yarn!! I liked Pente too, but discarded the idea of knitting it for the very reason you mention - so much stocking stitch!!!! It will be fabulous when you are done though. It's similar to my Autumnal cardigan (which was all stocking stitch) and which I wear constantly in summer. I think it's worth the pain to knit Pente. Looking forward to seeing your finished project!

Hawthorn said...

Be still my beating heart - those greys are GORGEOUS!

pansneedles.com said...

You will be in stockinette hell, but at least you'll be there with friends :)

Pente is a lovely sweater and I can't wait to see yours!

Bekah said...

That sweater will look lovely, and that basket of greys are going to make an awesome blanket!

fern1knits said...

Hah, it's all about perspective, eh. I usually don't gravitate toward the knitting of fully stockinette sweaters myself, but I am currently enjoying knitting a stockinette sweater. It's very relaxing and quick knitting. Pente is a lovely design.

Andi G said...

Change your thought process, think of the stockinette as meditation rather than hell. Then again, it has never worked for me, so I could be offering up some rather lame advise. :)
But, sometimes when you are working with beautiful yarn, it helps.

Dona said...

Stockinette hell with a friend sounds quite fun to me! And you still have the entertaining stripes! ;)
Happy knitting to both of you!

Alicia said...

I somehow missed this post but I'm betting that sweater will be gorgeous, and I love the grey-dient!

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