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Eadon Progress and an Issue

I haven’t blogged in almost two weeks! How did that happen? I think the main reason is that Eadon isn’t really that exciting to blog about. It’s a bit of a boring knit and I haven’t really had any issues with it after I got to cables sorted out on the right front. Well, that’s not entirely true, but I’ll get to that in a minute.

The last time I took photos of my progress with the intent to blog last Thursday (oops), I was half way through the left front. The right front was finished and is sitting under the left front progress along with the back piece.

Eadon - Left Front
Eadon – Left Front Progress

You can see the interesting shaping Eadon has on the front pieces pretty good in this shot. The long skinny part there to the right of your screen is the part that wraps around the back of your neck.

Eadon - Right Front
Eadon – Right Front

Last Friday I finished the left front and moved on to the left sleeve. By Monday morning I was finishing the left sleeve when I ran out of yarn and needed to use some of the yarn from my very last skein. Having knit the left sleeve to that point, I became rather concerned that I wasn’t going to have enough yarn to finish the right sleeve, but I tried not to panic yet. I finished the left sleeve then weighed it. Then I weighed the last of my yarn. Uh oh… the yarn I have left weighs less then the finished sleeve by quite a bit. I knew immediately that there was no way I could finish the sleeve and definitely wouldn’t have yarn to seam the whole thing together even if I did manage to knit the whole right sleeve with what I had left.

*Cue Panic*

I immediately went over to The Loopy Ewe to see if they had the yarn I’m using (MadelineTosh Vintage in Mrs. Taylor). Thankfully they did, so I ordered another skein of yarn. It should arrive Thursday. I’m hoping that it’s not a lot lighter or darker then my current skeins. If you’re familiar with MadTosh, you’ll know that they don’t have dye lots and colors can vary in intensity quite a bit between the batches they dye (and there’s no way to know since there’s no dye lot!). Crossing my fingers it all works out and that I can still get this finished by the deadline for Camp Loopy Project III which is September 15th.

Here’s my current progress on the right sleeve. Underneath the right sleeve is the finished left sleeve.

Eadon Sleeves
Eadon – Completed Left Sleeve, Right Sleeve Progress

Aside from this project, I haven’t been working on anything else. Well, I did have a brief affair with knitting Desi Myna, but I’ve put that aside to finish this sweater. I think it will need to be frogged anyhow since the foot is a bit on the large-and-won’t-fit-me side. 😦

What have you been working on? Anything new catching your eye lately that you’re itching to cast on? I think I know what I’ll start once this sweater is done and what I’ll get back to. That never stops me from looking at new patterns and planning what stash I want to use next, though! 🙂

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I’m a thirty-something who works in finance. I live in Cincinnati, OH. Crafting, for me, started young - I can’t even recall a time I wasn’t crafty in some way. My first foray into yarn was doing plastic canvas embroidery and making Barbie doll furniture. Not long after that I learned to crochet from a book my grandmother gave me after asking to learn what she was doing (she crochets, afghans mostly these days). After that, I took up counted cross stitch and then came sewing when I took two fashion design classes in high school. My mom had a sewing machine from my great grandmother and I taught myself to sew from patterns on it. I still use this same sewing machine today! I started knitting in 2004 when a co-worker was pregnant with her first child and I wanted to make something for her. I bought a “learn to knit kit” from Lion Brand for a baby hat and booties set. I did make the baby hat and booties (with very few problems) and ended up gifting them to the co-worker. I wanted to make a blanket, but I wasn’t quite able to get that done in time since it took a lot longer then I’d imagined! It wasn’t until the end of 2004/early 2005 that knitting really took a hold of me. Now I love knitting and almost always have a project with me, even if it’s just something small when I’m out and about. I like a wide range of projects depending on my mood. Sometimes I like a good challenge knit and other times I enjoy a lot of stockinette or garter stitch. I love Ravelry for keeping track of my projects and for finding new things to knit - I feel like I’m always spending time on there! It’s also a great place for getting to know other knitters, crocheters, and various fiber enthusiasts. In the fall of 2008, I purchased a spinning wheel from someone on Craigslist. It’s a Babe Fiber Starter, single treadle wheel and after a bit of trouble getting used to it, I’ve managed to spin up some fiber. In January of 2012, I found someone local that was selling their Lendrum DT and it came to live with me! The Babe now lives with Jen (aka piddleloop) and she’s learning to spin. I’m still trying to find time to spin along with knitting, crocheting (occasionally), and whatever else is going on, but I work it in here and there. I’m sure there’s something I might have left out here, so if there’s anything else you want to know about me, just ask :o)

2 thoughts on “Eadon Progress and an Issue

  1. That colour is so pretty!! I’ll keep my fingers crossed that the yarn you get matches!!!

    I was knitting hexipuffs but I started a cowl yesterday and I have a shawl I have been working on and off for awhile now. It’s so easy I don’t know why I don’t just crank it out. Guess I don’t have the knitting stamina right now!

  2. Oh that sucks! I really hope the skein matches and works out well for the sweater as it’s turning out so pretty! 🙂

    I have quite a few knits catching my eyes… I just don’t know how I’ll get to them all!

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