The Uptown Boot Socks have come to a point where I'm starting to wonder about yardage, the probable insufficiency, that is. Long story short, I cast on and knitted the second leg instead of ripping the first leg right away to see if my worry is founded. As you can see, I've turned the heel for the second sock and I've opted for a shorter leg (6 inches instead of 8 inches long). I hope I would have enough yarn like this. The Sleeping Dragon yarn is very nice to work with. It reminds me of Lorna's Laces Sheperd Sock and the best part of all is, there's no pooling whatsoever.
Work has resumed on the tea cosy. Yes, it's a tea cosy, and could you guess which pattern is it? Thanks to Olga who sent the rescue yarn. The Karabella Gossamer that I ordered from ebay didn't turn up but the seller was kind enough to give me a refund. I should really hurry up on this otherwise our friend's tea would not be getting cold so easily even without the cosy as the weather has really warmed up a lot these days.
Not only has Olga sent me the sparkly mohair, she sent along some magnificent Habu Cashmere Nep and Tsumugi silk too! And then there are also the magazines.
I'm sure you want a closer look at the Habu.
Any idea what I could use this precious little bundle of Cashmere Nep? Click on this photo to see how tiny it is. Any suggestions would be gladly welcome.
Tsumugi Silk. To be turned into a shawl. I have a feeling it would grow up to be a Shetland Triangle one day.