Slow going mojo

It’s been a slow week in knitting for me. I got a new phone and there’s a bit of a learning curve since I’m switching from iPhone to an Android–iPhone 4 to Nexus 4. I love it, but I realize it’s been occupying my hands during a lot of the time knitting usually does in the evenings.

So, there is not much to report. My Goodale is progressing. I’m now about 5 inches below the armpits. I’ve got some socks that are moving at a glacial pace. I’m rotating between three different WIPs, so they’re all just meandering along. I’ve also been working on this:

ruffaluffagus2

It’s a 24 month size of the Ruffaluffagus. It is a surprise for a birthday coming soon. I’m using some Dream in Color Starry in Flamingo Pie. Isn’t that a crazy awesome color name? I wanted to see what Ruffaluffagus looked like in a multi-color yarn, and I’d also love to have a more exact idea of the yardage for another size. I love it when people put the exact amounts of the yarn they used on projects, so I know if my stash yarn might work out, even when it’s a little less than recommended.

Seymour seal of approval

Seymour seal of approval

For Ruffaluffagus, the 3, 6, and 12 month sizes all use one ball of the sample yarn, but the larger sizes would need at least 2 if you’re using Luna Grey Fiber Arts Astro. If I put up the exact yardage for the 24 month size, it will make it easier to choose from your stash if you have fingering weight skeins with more generous yardage.

Starry has 450 yards. For the 12 month size I ended up using 326.8 of the 380 yards in the ball of Astro. I’m pretty confident that I will easily make the 24 month size out of one skein. I suggested on Ravelry that if you have almost enough yarn, but are worried about running out, doing an alternate color on the inside of the hem and on the ruffles might be really cute.

Now, I’d like to make these fingers fly a little faster so I can make some progress. Happy knitting!

8 thoughts on “Slow going mojo

    • Love the colour too. Just glancing through your other blog posts – love the ruffulagus (sorry might not remember how to spell it now I’m no a different page!) – no baby girls around me at the mo – will earmark for another date.

  1. Sparkles! I love it. Congrats on your new pattern, it looks like it’s doing very well! And your kitty photo makes me smile.

    We need to have a knitting date! Just sayin. šŸ™‚

  2. I love the Ruffaluffagus! I told my cousin who just announced her pregnancy that she must have a girl because ruffaluffagus would look strange on a boy! She just chuckled at the name of the sweater and promised to try and have a girl!

    Welcome to the Android side of the world – you will find yourself in love!!

  3. What a fantastic colour for a toddler! And the sparkles. At age 2, that would basically have been my dream.

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