Thursday, August 30, 2012

FO: Spectra

Before we get to our regularly scheduled blog, I have some exciting news to share with you all! If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you might already know this, but Gynx Yarns is in its first brick and mortar store! I am very excited to say that MadTosh in Fort Worth is the first store to carry my yarn. I adore MadTosh and it's where you can find me on any given Thursday evening knitting away. If you're in the DFW area, you should definitely check it out!

Now, back to what this post is about: My Spectra is finished! I felt like it would never be finished, and I struggled to knit three of the little color wedges in a day. I really wanted it done by September 29th, since that's when I'm taking Stephen West's class (at MadTosh!), so I pushed myself to work on it a bit each day.

This past Sunday was different, though. Jose was gone most of the day, and all I felt like doing was knitting. I watched a movie (Paprika) and some random shows on Netflix, and suddenly. I had knit at least twenty color wedges, and had less than ten left. I plowed through the rest on Monday and it was finally done, over a month before I had originally hoped.

Pattern: Spectra by Stephen West
Yarn: madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in "Orchid", and Noro Taiyo
Needles: US 5
Ravelry Project Page: Link