Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Galway Worsted on size 6 and 8 needles.
This yarn was one of the items in my swag bag from Linda of Northampton Knits during my Cape Escape Getaway Weekend. I have never worked with this yarn before, but I really like it. The color is rich, the fiber has a squishy, soft quality and the 10 ply yarn knits up nicely. I cast on the pattern just before leaving the Cape so I would have something to work on while traveling back to Boston on the bus. I got the ribbed border done and continued on to the cables, but failed to switch to the larger needles. I frogged back, (have you noticed I do that a lot?) and started anew. The pattern is easy enough to memorize and I believe a new knitter might love this as a first attempt at cables.
I also added to the stash with another (yeah, I KNOW!!!) visit to Windsor Button's sale. Here is what I got at the Going Out of Business Sale, 30-50% off.
|Dream in Color Smooshy|
|Three balls of Cascade Superwash in a blue/purple|
|Classic Elite Yarns Woodland|
|Everyone raves about this yarn, it is my first skein added to stash.|
|This colorway has navy blended in and I will be pairing it with the skeins below.|
|I love having this yarn in stash to pair with a multi sock yarn for a shawl.|
Watch here for future projects using all of the above yarns. I feel more and more like the Rumpelstiltskin character who was locked in a room with the task of spinning straw into gold.