Posted on August 19, 2004 at 2:24 pm

I am waiting for my Mom to catch up a bit in the Tuja-along, but I couldn’t help myself last night after I finished the second sleeve for the Giraffe sweater. I knit through the first few rows of the chart where it gets really heavy with the criss crossing bits. Oh my, but it was fun. I had a hard time putting it down to go to bed. I dreamt of crossing cables and woke up this morning with a serious knitting jones.

I think that I may have to make an aran soon.

habu_silk_cordWarning: complete change of geography here, from the Aran isles to the Japanese archipelago . . . I don’t want anyone getting hurt as I ruthlessly shift topics:
Here’s a picture of the beautiful yarn I special ordered at TKGA from the Habu booth. It arrived in the mail tied up with a charming little green grosgrain ribbon. It’s several strands of their silk tsumugi wrapped in a black thread. Two pounds of it. Yes, it was a splurge. I’m going to make the French Sleeve Cardigan that Habu had on display at TKGA, which is a short jacket with a great looking collar knit in three pieces on 15s. The instructions are pure poetry, spare yet descriptive, only about half a page long. They go something like

Cast on 8 stitches
Using yarn and large needles
Make a pleasing shape

Okay, there’s a little more to it than that.
As you might have guessed, all of this giraffe and cables and silk cord foofah is a giant ruse to hide that I am procrastinating the seaming of Jaipur, which is fussy work and not going very well.
How could that be? Linen drape and I have been getting along so well up until now. (oh, sorry. Did that sarcasm drip on you? You want a tissue?)
Here’s a hint:
I think I may have to knit some gussets.