My Kross sweater continues:
Plain stockinette, done on large needles in the round. Knitting doesn't get easier than this! It is easy on my hands, and grows quickly. I have almost finished two balls of the white - there shouldn't be much more to go on the body section - and then it will be on to the sleeves!
I also spent some time last week repairing my Vormorgun vest:
I pretty much live in this vest all winter, and the yarn eventually broke or wore out at the stress points under the arms (my fault - I pull on it too hard when pulling it on and off over my eyeglasses). It was a simple repair and I am happy to have it back in action.
Meanwhile, the second lopi project that I want to knit is the Keđja dress from the Knitting with Icelandic Wool Book:
Amazingly, I already have every colour required for this with the exception of the single ball of sunshine yellow. I spent some time over the past week trying to find a local source for that single ball, but had no luck.
I think an Alafoss order is in my near future. And of course to make the shipping cost worthwhile I can't just order one ball. My plans are these:
- The sunshine yellow, obviously.
- Some more light beige heather to lengthen my short-sleeved lopi sweater even further (I just don't wear it at the length it is, and I'm out of the main colour completely).
- A ball or two of Einband so I have enough to make the Hraði sweater.
- Maybe a lopi book or two to fill out gaps in my collection, if it doesn't push the shipping weight too high.
These projects are supposed to be stash busters, so I feel mildly guilty at having to order more yarn in order to make them. But the amounts are small, at least!