Saturday, March 26, 2016

The dreaded plying

If I am to have any empty bobbins to take with me on upcoming travels needed to ply stuff. First two bobbins I gathered up had not been on my list to ply tog but came out not to bad.


Then put the leftover lilac with a almost red again not to bad. Both once skeined will maybe go into yarn I've set aside for upcoming cuff to cuff cardigan.


Found a couple more odd skeins to add to sweater stash, then got a denim blue for maybe the main color to hang everything tog. Then found in ever increasing stash of handspun a brighter blue. Pix of both let me know what everyone thinks about which might be better with the odd stuff. Pix in wrong order darker denim blue on the bottom.


And lastly a small pix of the intended sweater.

Went out to the clinic for usual blood work on Thursday, count was a bit lower than they liked so took and extra half of Warfarin on Friday then back to my normal dosage. Stopped for gas at the store only to find it closed, I didn't know that they were only open on mail days, so headed home with barely enuff gas to make it. Called Christine to see if I could buy a couple of 2 gal gerry cans, enuff when I leave on Monday to make it to next closest station, just a bit over 60 minutes from home. Now have over a quarter of a tank. Traded for the trip down here enuff handspun yarn for a sweater and a leg of lamb, then she hauled a big bag of stuff to the dump, for that trip a skein 100 gram of Regia sock yarns in greens and a small pkg of unopened liver sausage (she likes it as much as I do). Plus her next trip to town she get gas cans filled and I will pay for it. So a better day than I thought it was going to be. Have gas and so far 3 empty bobbins. Plus I figure I owe her big time for the favor.

14 comments:

  1. I like the darker blue with the multi-coloreds. Wonderful sweater pattern.

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  2. Agree - the pale blue can't stand up to the other colors. Definitely choose the darker blue!

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  3. Another vote for the darker blue.

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  4. Definitely the darker blue; it would be beautiful.

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  5. Darker blue .... and I am just finishing up that very sweater and I will warn you - the pattern is not the best written in the world (I'm trying to be kind). Friends bought the yarn from the company that put out the pattern/yarn - in those colors - for me to knit up. It has been a journey. But with your expertise, I'm sure you won't have any trouble. I'm rikihall on Ravelry if you want to see my notes.

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  6. I like the darker blue, love the picture of the sweater but with Riki's warning about the pattern.........might have to find a similar pattern and do the color stripes on it.....hmmm......I remember years ago making a vest side to side with the different colors.....wonder where the pattern is.....maybe it had sleeves......off to look......

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    1. It is workable, just consider the pattern as a "recipe" like EZ's. (What bugged me the most was that the progression of yarns was not given even when purchasing the exact yarn used in the original pattern and she did not keep notes as to the ordering of her yarns.)

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    2. Since I am going to be using my handspun placement won't mean as much. Thanks tho for heads up.

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    3. Anxious to see it! I am in awe of handspun!

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  7. I'm working on getting to Whidbey on the Sunday. Hope see you then.

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  8. Sounds good, I left home yesterday for the start of trip south. Car in shop today for various repairs then south tomorrow for Langlet, B C. Oak Harbor Friday.

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  9. Love the handspun yarns- the cardigan will be beautiful! Like darker blue the best-but maybe it would be doable to use both blues as alternates? The more colors the merrier. Just a thought.

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  10. Glad you made it to Whidbey. My vote is splitting up the lighter and darker blue and alternate them in ribs with the other colors as Tammy suggested. Also per my email, think about what kinds of yarn you're using in your latest productions that is not Handspun and let me know. I can at least set it aside for your next trip down.

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