After my present debacle of not having enough yarn to make another sleeve for my two armed self, I decided to wait out my next trip to Art Fibers by starting a sweater in lovely fall colors. Luckily, I have a bunch of orangey cormo from MDS$W. Now this started out as natural cream colored wool, then I wanted Claudia to dye it a pretty apricot shade. Well she mixed up 1% with 10% or some such thing, and apricot turned into screaming in the woods hunter orange. So that’s not quite what I wanted. Luckily, Claudia mananged to overdye it to a beautiful spice color with lovely hints of variegation. Now that’s helping a sister out.
Despite having yarn, I’ve hit a streak of not enough yarn to cover all body parts problem. How does a girl get around this one? Well shit, how about making a top-down raglan cardie? Now that’s an idea. So as you can see from the photo of me handling my cast on edge, I firmly grabbed my ball and got busy. (Imagine the google hits with this one). I’m thinking of adding a little cable detail, not too much, and making the sleeves as soon as I get to the underarms. That way, if I run out of yarn at least my arms are covered–boobages be damned.