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I tink, therefore I am

November 7, 2005

I’m sure I’m not the first knit blogger to use that little cliche – if you know any others who have, mention them in the comments!

Anyhow. Hello, and welcome to the 200th Pink Tea entry.

Yesterday was a veritable tinkfest on my “New England” sock. It looks innocent enough.

However, apparently I cannot follow a chart and play Mickey Mouse Yahtzee at the same time, because twice yesterday I found myself having to tink or frog back half a dozen rows because I’d made some dumb error. Emily, who is obviously experienced with such events in her household, was sitting in the bathtub last night, while I was whining and tinking, saying, “Mommy hates to go backwards! Mommy hates to go backwards!”

At least when the day was over I had gone forward a few rows.

In the morning I spun some of my cashmere/merino.

I’m spinning it as fine as I dare. It’s a wee bit neppy, so I pick out some, and others I just leave in there figuring it’ll make for an “interesting” knitted fabric someday. I’m thinking I will overdye it once the yarn is finished.

At the end of last week I wound yarn and cast on for my Cutaway cardigan with my emerald bluefaced leicester. Is this ever pleasant to knit with!

I am knitting from two balls, and I decided to work the fatter hank into the ribbing. I think it worked ok and I’ll probably do all ribbed sections the same way, to be sure I have the yardage to finish.

Friday is my second special bonus holiday, and I’m plotting the idea of dying some uncombed Rambouillet fleece in a few complementary colors and making myself some colorblended top with my combs. So I hope I’ll have some fun dyepot pictures next Monday. Meanwhile, tink before you speak!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 8, 2005 6:37 am

    The new england colors are amazing!! The emerald is looking very good I can’t wait to see how it shapes up!

  2. vanessa permalink
    November 8, 2005 7:48 am

    the biffle is gorgeous 🙂

  3. June P permalink
    November 8, 2005 8:07 am

    Looks great Caroline! Beautiful colors, can’t wait to see what the dyepot brings you!

  4. Melanie permalink
    November 9, 2005 11:11 am

    Your emerald biffle is knitting up so nicely, and the merino/cashmere looks yummy. I hope you have a great day Friday. I can’t wait to see how your colour blending turns out.

  5. Vicki permalink
    November 9, 2005 8:30 pm

    As always, your spinning is inspiring. Glad to see your solution for the slightly different emerald skein worked.

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