Today I cast on Rock Island.
Stop frowning at me.
I am upholding my decision not to cast on Rogue until I have completed one of my WIPs. On that note, I am on the final stretch of the Farmer’s Market Cardigan – seaming the left side collar. Nearly there! However, since I am, as ever, signed up for the HPKCHC, I have to cast on something or I’m not allowed to play next term. Or at least the chance I can play drops pretty significantly. I think I drop all the way back down behind the well-played NQFYs, and considering I am currently BA3, that’s a long way to fall.
Anyway, I have teamed up with Eviebits and an as-yet-unrecruited third member to tame a Runespoor for Care of Magical Creatures class. We’re working on snakey neakwear (yes, I know it sounds strange). Since Rock Island has been in my queue for quite some time, I frogged my majorly unsuccessful Aeolian and cast on with the frogged yarn.
Post-frogging, it’s as lovely as ever. Behold!
100% Silk from Denise at Lost City Knits, colourway Silver Bells. I got this as a prize last year but got so frustrated with the Aeolian charts (a bit beyond me at the time) that I gave up. I can’t wait to get it properly knit up this time. It’s got beautiful sheen and is going to look fabulous. The moment I get a paying job I’m busying more of this, preferably in Wine and Roses (yum).
I’m just 2 repeats into the edging of Rock Island now, but I’m hoping for a quick and addictive knit.
Stay tuned for the finally-completed Farmer’s Market cardigan, coming soon (hopefully by the end of next week) to a blog near you!