A bunch of things have been going on that have made me not want to/unable to blog, but I'm here with a smidge of an update.
I'm still knitting the Thermal sleeve. Or, rather, I am still knitting the first Thermal sleeve. And it is still only at the elbow. It doesn't seem to get any longer no matter how much I knit it. I've switched from the dpns to magic loop in hopes that it'll go a little bit faster.
With my dpns freed up, I was able to bring along Gord's second Fleece Artist sock when we went away last weekend to visit some folks. I started while we were waiting for the train on Saturday afternoon and was decreasing for the toe on the bus ride home the next day. One thing is for sure, making an adult sized sweater on size 2 needles with fingering weight yarn certainly has sped up my fingers.
This isn't the best picture, but it's what I got to show. It was damp & humid yesterday & Gord wasn't really super eager to slap on a pair of merino socks. He says he loves them though, so that's enough for me. I think the colourway is 'Sea Storm'. The pattern is pretty simple, I cast on 68 stitches, made about an inch & a half of 1x1 twisted rib, tossed in some simple cables on the side, did an eye of the partridge heel & then slid into homebase with some every other row toe decreases.
And what's that? In the background there?
It's my 'Road to Golden'! In all honesty, my Thermal would probably be going much quicker if I just put down all the other sweater projects I got going on. But Road to Golden is just so.... pretty. I'm done the body, I just need one more sleeve so that I can join for the yoke. I haven't made many alterations to the pattern except for some colour changes and I added a whole chart repeat before I began the gusset increases since it was looking a little short when I put it on. I'm using mostly Ella Rae Classic for this, with some Brown Sheep worsted, some Galway & some Patons Classic Merino. The whole thing is soft & sproingy & I think I'll end up wearing this sweater into the ground.
So that's that. I still got my Demi sweater on the needles, and I've got my yarn all ready to go for my Katherine Hepburn cardigan waiting patiently for me. And last night I accidentally ordered some stuff to make this:
Most of the new patterns from Drops Design are crazy great this season! I couldn't stop thinking about this little jacket so I bit the bullet & I'm going to knit it. It's knit in bulky weight yarn, so I think it should be a pretty quick knit. Which is good - because I also just got the new Interweave & wouldn't you know it? There's about 4 things I'd like to knit ASAP.