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:
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.
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!