We’re in the ‘wait, what’s going on here? Are you sure this is right?’ stage of the project. But if my swatches can be trusted (and they usually can), this is going to be marvelous in a few more rounds.
We’re going to have to talk about yarn floofiness soon (that thing some magic yarns do where they puff up and become even more cohesive after blocking). This yarn has exceptional floofiness, and it’s a topic that needs to be explored. But first, a few more rounds…
So, now that Curls 2 is off to the printer (did I tell you guys about that? We should talk about that, look for more shortly!), it’s time to start on next year’s book. Now next year’s book is a little different than most. We’ll talk about it at length over the next year or so I’m sure. But for now? For now I just want to show off some yarn!
Those are two beauties from Seven Sisters Arts (that’s Karen Grover’s company, formerly of String Theory, so you know everything is going to be amazing).
The greeny gold one is Apex (which has yak as part of the blend, which can sometimes make a yarn a bit temperamental, but in this case looks to be an absolutely marvelous sock yarn).
And the orangey one is Meridian (which is an delightful traditional sock yarn with fab stitch definition for showing off lots of fancy stitch work).
Swatching is underway with both, and I’m totally smitten.
Don’t tell anyone, but I sometimes wish it were socially acceptable to carry around a blanket. I realize that’s not generally encouraged for adults, but still the urge persists. Anticlastic may well be my attempt to pull that blanket thing off in a slightly more socially acceptable form!
They each come in four sizes, and each has a clever taper built right into the stitch pattern. I’m absolutely convinced the secret to comfy cowls is getting the taper right. You want lots of material at the bottom to keep you cozy, but not so much at the top that it’s getting in your way all day. These narrow by about one third between cast on and cast off, and that’s just about perfect!
And of course having two versions means you can make whichever project best takes advantage of the yarn you’re dreaming of. The bigger one uses somewhere between 250 and 350 yards of yarn, and the smaller uses somewhere between 125 and 175 yards of yarn.
The pieces shown here are made at 4 stitches per inch. They measure 36 inches around at the bottom, 24 inches around at the top, and are shown on a size 16 dress form. The smallest one is 6 inches tall and took 125 yards of yarn, and the largest one is 12 inches tall and took 250 yards of yarn.
If you’re looking for something to keep the world at bay, these could well do the trick. You can use the code SNUGGLE to get a dollar the price between now and Friday. Just put Anticlastic in your ravelry cart, click on the ‘use a coupon code’ button, and type in the code SNUGGLE. You’ll see the change in price reflected right away. And no one need ever know you’re wishing for a blanket!
- April 29, 2016
Sometimes you need goodies.
Could be something else equally fun. But really, every now and then you do need a treat.
- April 27, 2016
- tags: changeful
Well lookie there. The power of a little (gentle) public motivation is pretty impressive.
Toes. Two of them. Ends all woven in and blocked and everything! We’ll just sort of ignore how one toe is distinctly red and the other distinctly purple. That’s just the sort of thing that happens from time to time. Instead we’ll focus on Lovely New Socks for the sock basket.
And, since the pattern is already out, I get the unspeakable luxury of just wearing them, right away, rather than carefully setting them aside until I can manage photos. I may have to just wear them right now!