So I’m making a sweater not just any sweater but Vivian. Did I mention this will be my first sweater? I have 2 choices of yarn. Some Cascade 220 and Some Fashion sock yarn.
vs though the second looks more like a wine red than the brown-ish tone this picture seems to be showing. I have six skeins of the 220 and 10 Skeins of the sock at 193yds a skein. I do not actually like abuse and would double strand it if working in the fingering weight. I think the cables would look better in that color but wonder if I should torture myself less and use the worsted weight. Also there is a slight fear of running out of yarn if double stranding in combination with my epic torso. Though I bought the cascade so long ago there is no chance of the same dye lot. sigh.
In other news the pattern is making sales yay. I had forgotten about the Paypal fees so losing 1/3 before doing anything but I think I will just add that in out of pocket. The least I can do for the country that gave me my parents.
In happier news. I finally finished some Christmas gifts and gifted a couple this week. The Cowl went off to A tonight actually and the gloves were handed of to our bartender at Beer and Knitting along with the arm-warmers a friend made as her attempts at slippers kept failing.
That just leaves the Dalek which is at about an inch high still. And dad’s hat which is yet again a ball of yarn in the corner.
And an update of the Year’s Goal:
Skeins Likely to Use: 137
Total Yards: 25, 558
Cast on in 2010: 2
Days without a yarn Purchase in 2o10: 29