Aaaand, she’s back.

Suffice it to say, this has been a rough winter. I didn’t feel like knitting (or talking) so I didn’t see the point of whinging to you – you have enough of your own troubles, I’m sure. I hope you can forgive my absence.

So, last night, for some inexplicable reason, I decided that I wanted to start knitting again. I looked over my 2 languishing projects & decided it would be more gratifying to – literally – start fresh. So I dug through the stash & decided to turn the beautiful Tess’ Designer Yarns Superwash Merino I picked up at Stitches East last October into a new February Lady Cardi. I made one last year out of Misti Alpaca worsted, wanna see?

I enjoyed making it & I enjoy all the compliments I get when I wear it, and I want to make it in a few more colors, so it was the obvious choice, really.

So, last night I wound the first skein of yarn. It had a join so 1 huge skein became 2 balls, which is just as well because my little Royal winder is medium capacity & wouldn’t have handled the whole skein properly. I did a little math in preparation for the morning & I went to bed. Shortly after I did, the thunder, rain & crazy wind conspired to keep me up, so I did what any sensible woman would; I turned on the light & cast on.

Tess’ yarn is variegated & the look reminds me of Shibui merino worsted. The difference being that this yarn is delightfully soft to the touch (softer than Shibui) & has better drape.

So my cardi is off to a good start, and it feels quite right to have needles in my hands again. Perhaps even more so because my project is one of EZ’s. I re-read her books over the winter, and her charming company really helped me to feel better.

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6 thoughts on “Aaaand, she’s back.

  1. Welcome back! So glad to see you’ve regained your knitting mojo. Call me when you feel like a knit get together. Can’t wait to see the finished sweater!

  2. I’ve missed seeing you around on twitter, so welcome back into the fold. Very glad you got your crafty mojo back. That Tess yarn is gorgeous. Can’t wait to see your progress!

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