I've been knitting Thermal pretty much all week & this is what I have to show for it:
2 inches of 1x1 twisted rib & 2 inches of the waffle stitch pattern. I'm really crushing on this thing though - I think about it all the time, I count the minutes until it's back in my hands, and at night when I close my eyes to sleep I swear I can still feel it's cushy fabric. I'm so glad I'm using the Elann baby Cashmere for this - OMGITSSOSOFTICOULDDIEINIT! It occurred to me though - what sort of maniac finishes a grey adult man's sweater & then starts an adult woman's sweater knit on size 2 needles with fingering weight yarn in.....grey? Thankfully the alpaca, merino, cashmere blend makes up for the fact that I'm swimming in a big grey sea.
In hopes of making this go a tiny bit faster, I thought I'd cast on for a sleeve & carry that around in my bag for sporadic ttc, park, restaurant, dancehall etc. knitting. To do this, I needed to free up my favourite size 2 dpns which were in use. Remember the Fleece Artist merino? I had started knitting a simple sock with cables down each side for Gord (I've knit this guy a sweater & about 4 pairs of socks now...I must like him an awful lot) but it was inching along - amazing how much faster you knit when you want the needles for a totally different project.
This colourway is awesome! When I bought it, I thought that the acid green & blue bits would be more prominent, but I like how it's turned out. I let Gord know that the second sock will be along in about 2 months, when I'm done the Thermal sleeves.