yarn goodness

This arrived yesterday (mouseover to see what’s inside):

I know, you’re shocked! Me, buy yarn? Never happens! Umm, yeah. Of course the whole box of yarn wasn’t for me, half was for Emma. In fact I just got back from dropping off her yarn. This yarn is for me, for Dad’s blanket:

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I started Dad’s blanket last night (using layout C) and so far so good.  I am quite happy with the yarn, it is soft, has a nice twist, the colors are even but not at all flat and knits up into a nice squishy fabric.  It reminds me of Cascade 220 Superwash, but a bit softer.  I have split a couple of stitches using my ultra pointy Addi Lace needles, I think if I were using a blunter needle this wouldn’t be a problem. 

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I did a bit of number crunching and I am beginning to doubt my ability to finish this blanket in a timely manner.  The stitch count came out over 136,000, not including the i-cord binding.  eeep!

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2 thoughts on “yarn goodness

  1. Keep on swimming, keep on swimming! Sorry, watched Finding Nemo recently. 🙂 Glad to hear it’s a soft yarn. Sometimes, the superwash, it feels sort of not nice. Know what I mean?

  2. Holy Yarn Goodness, G! I’m glad you like the yarn… the project is to big to put up with something you don’t like. I missed seeing you this weekend… hope to knit with you next week!

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