It looks like I may get through the waiting list for club this time around, and if I don’t, I definitely will after club renewals in three months, so, it’s time to start another waiting list! Hooray! Oh, joy!
So, on April 15th at 4 pm EDT, I will post again and include a link to a form on a webpage for you to sign yourself up to the waiting list. It’s going to ask for your name and 2 email addresses. If you only have one email, you only need to fill in the first one. If you have two, it’s handy to have a backup, just in case, because I might be inviting you to the club a year and a half from now. After you fill out and submit the form, check your email, because you need to click a link in that email to get your spot.
Please don’t email me about joining the list. You are going to need to join it yourself. Last time, I think it took 2 hours to fill all the spots, but don’t count on such a long time this go around.
My new pattern, Scandes Mittens, has some optional pom poms that I had a great time making. I used the Clover 1 3.8″ pom pom maker (the pink one in the small set) and yarn left over from the mittens. You can use pom pom makers that are two disks, as well, including homemade ones. Colors are up to you! To make the pom poms, I started on one side with a layer of one color on the left and and another on the right, both in rounded hills, meeting in the middle. I then went in and created a central rounded hill in a third color, totally filling up that side of the pom pom maker to bursting. I filled the other half with the natural yarn to bursting, cut all the threads, and tied the pom pom off. You end up with a pom pom that’s one half happy round shapes and the other half a solid color. So pretty! Trim to neaten and try to control yourself so you’re not trimming them down to nothing, which is something I have a hard time not doing. I leave enough of a tail to tie them on with a bow on the inside, double knotted, so they can be removed for washing the mittens.
I have this amazing skein of yarn and a little over a month. Can it be done?
This is Jill Draper Makes Stuff’s Empire yarn and it is amazing. Go see.
I thought I really had this figured out but after talking to Chawne this morning about the properties of the yarn, I’ve got so many new ideas. This yarn is very sturdy and chubby, so I’m going for something jacket-y. I want a big tall neck, but do I want a cardigan or pullover? I think I want 3/4 sleeves. Symmetrical fronts or not? A big neck or cardigan would make it easy to put on and take off, and since I’m making outerwear, that is important.
Contenders/Ideas from Ravelry:
And Ideas from my Woolen Thoughts Pinterest board:
Damn, I love sweaters. No doubt, I’ll just make something up as I go along and hope I don’t get carried away and run out of yarn.
Are you going? Are you sweatering? Do you have one of the coveted gigantic balls of Empire and know what you want to do with it?