Oh, I have precious little knitting time these days. When I knit it is welcomed relaxation and watch PBS time. Just finished Victoria. Have you seen it? Here’s what’s on the needles:
I started Alieas in September 2017. Had I been monogamous she would be done by now as it’s really a quick knit. Isabelle Kraemer is a genius, folks, the construction method was entirely top-down – shoulder shaping, sleeves and all. Today she had a warm bath, a spin in the washer and is blocking into a cohesive and fluffy hug of a sweater.
I passed my Microbiology final last night so I treated myself to a full morning of knitting. All is done on this except the button bands. I prefer to block before I put those on.
The wool is delicious, wooly, undyed and from Island Fibers’ Lopez Island sheep. I bought it at Madrona Fiber Arts Festival almost one year ago. My goal is to get the button bands on and wear it to the festival this week to share with them.
On the train back from Portland I cast on a new fingering weight, Shetland wool Field Hat by Amy Christophers. I’m using a mix of Jamieson’s and Elemental Affects. I adore the Peerie Flooers hat I made last year. It is warm and soft. This one will have a double brim to protect my ears from wind.
Guernsey Wrap by Jared Flood has stalled for sweater ambitions. This behemoth will be a warm and light swath of fun. It’s a potato chippy pattern to make. Just one more row is actually just one more pattern repeat. I was worried I’d not have enough yarn. I made it well past the halfway point before using up half the yarn. It is Shelter by Brooklyn Tweed in the color Thistle.
And finally, I’ve been chomping at the bit to start a Telja by Jennifer Steingass. I’ve queued up a few of her colorwork yoked sweaters. My LYS, Bazaar Girls, is doing a KAL for this beauty. Getting Alias off the needles meant today could I cast on Telja. I plan to knit the sleeve a ways up and block it for swatching information. The patterns calls for 5 SPI but I’d like to knit my Lett Lopi more around 4.5 SPI. We’ll see what happens. I’ve started on a size 6 for the cuff and a 7 above the colorwork. I have a feeling I need to pull back to the colorwork and use the 6. I’ve never made a colorwork sweater for myself only for childrens’ charitable giving. I also hope this style yoke fits me well. We shall see!