Happily, I am moving along very well with my Knitting Olympics project Hey Teach. Last night I finished up the back and left front and seamed them together using the invisible 3-needle bind off (sometimes called Japanese 3-needle bind off, I think).
I have a 6th ball of yarn on the way to me, but I’m pretty sure now I’m not going to need it, even though I’ve lengthened the cardigan by a little more than 2″. I suppose it is much better to know I will have extra than to worry about running out at the end.
And speaking of the yarn, I really like the 2nd Time Cotton I am using. It is from Knit One Crochet Too, and is a 75% cotton/25% acrylic blend that comes from recycled sources. I think possibly leftovers from commercial knitware manufacturers. It is very soft and has a nice drape. The only issue I am having is that the off-white ply in my colourway sometimes has a wee bit of fluff stuck in it. It is easy to tease out, though, and is none the worse for wear afterwards. I do think that this is a yarn I would knit with again.
I also finished up the Love panel of Sewing Seeds last week. It is lovely, and I am really looking forward to getting back to work on it once Hey Teach is done.
Out of curosity, does anyone know of any cross stitch-related iPhone/iPod apps? I’ve found several great knitting ones, but nothing for cross stitch.