In project news - this cardigan. It's the Twiggy Cardigan by Jane Richmond. I finished this in Feb 2015 and I never wore it. I wanted to love this cardigan, but it was not a good match of yarn and pattern. I'm not sure if the buttons were too heavy (it hung low in the front) or if the lofty single ply nature of ASAP wasn't a fit for this pattern (a plied yarn would definitely be better) but it just wasn't a match made in knitter's heaven. So I ripped it out. I swatched again and I love the fabric I'm getting on size 11 needles, instead of the size 15 needles I originally used. The fabric on size 11 is slightly more dense and doesn't sag. I'm also thinking a pullover will work out much better than a cardigan. I'm not sure why I want this yarn to be a sweater so bad. I live in Oakland, CA and our weather typically doesn't call for bulky sweaters. Perhaps I'm so comforted by the idea of wrapping myself in a soft single ply pullover 2 nights of the year.
In shop news - I'll be updating my shop this Friday (January 13) at 10 am PST. I've got a few restocks, a few OOAK colors and 3 new colors! I'm thrilled with how my new colors turned out. They all came to me while I was driving to and from San Diego at the end of December and I couldn't wait to get them out of my head and on to some yarn. I hope you all love them as much as I do!
In personal news - I'm still not ready to share my big news. Hopefully soon. Until then, here's something else... I'm working on a duo trapeze act with my fellow circus nerd. I have never done a performance like this before. I came up with some sequencing over the weekend and we tried it out yesterday. We made it work on the first try, although it is far from perfect. There's a lot of communication (verbal and nonverbal) that needs to happen with something like this. I'm hoping we'll be able to perform this piece in March.