It’s the new year now, about 6:30am local time. I’m writing this from my phone, and the warm comfort of bed. Seize the moment, and all. The whole family stayed up until midnight, even the kids (6 & 7.5). We have been watching all the Marvel movies (in release order), last night we watched Shaung-Chi (ok, we went slightly out of order and will watch Black Widow today).
Yesterday I found myself bereft of projects, having finished so many “loose ends” the past few weeks. So about 8pm, I did the sensible thing; I cast-on a new sweater. No actual plans, so far it’s a top-down sweater. With the possibility of some color work.
All the yarn is deep stash. The blue is Shepherd’s Wool that I purchased a decade ago to make a sweater I never made. I have 5 skeins of this, BUT at least 2 different very close colors. If I recall, I have 3. But there is no telling for absolute certain, because I have LOST 4/5 ball bands since winding them (also 10 years ago). From memory it’s Lt. blue, Lt. turquoise, and Misty Blue (that’s the ball band I have). In the light of day maybe I can figure it out. The contrast is Noro Silk Garden, and is leftover from my Stained Glass Sally Cardigan. I have 2 skeins of this.
So far, I did a tubular cast-on, 8 short-rows for the back neck. Raglan increases, which I may abandon. Some 1×1 color. I’m not sold on how I’m going to incorporate my color, so today I’ll play around with that and possibly change the 2 rows I’ve done so far. The body is on 8/5mm. Both yarns bloom when soaked, I think. Neither are superwash.