Sunday, February 19, 2012

First sleeve

I just finished my first Georgia Sleeves!  It is very comfortable, I think it will get a lot of wear!

Now let's cast on for the second one!  I don't feel any second sleeve syndrome ;-)  I'm not surprised the yarn is a charm to knit with!

This morning, I've also seen that Suvi of 50 villapeikoa has already finished her beautiful Levenwick (which is the pattern that she chose as the gift pattern from my bloggyversary contest).  The curvy buttonband is stunning!  You should definitely go take a look! 

Have a nice Sunday!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Half of a sleeve

I already knitted 66 rows of the Georgia's Sleeves.  I thought it would take a lot of time to knit but that really isn't the case!  They are very addictive so I can't stop!  I almost finished the decreases.

I think that it is a great pattern for this yarn.  The colors are fairly dark so I don't think it would render a complicated pattern very well.  Also, the mix of colors is well balanced and oh so pretty, so I think it's beautiful in stockinette.   

The yarn is Blue Label Fingering Weight of Tanis Fiber Arts.  The colorway is Truffle (but I believe for now is only available for the club members).

I used 2.00 mm needles in my first attempt but started again with 2.25mm for the ribbing and 2.50 for the sleeves.  I'm knitting it bigger than what the pattern recommends (16 stitches per 2").  It looks great!  Thanks Ravelry!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Planning to knit this weekend

If you wonder which pattern was chosen as a result of the drawing for my bloggyversary, it was Levenwick from Gudrun Johnston.  What a beautiful pattern!  Suvi, if you are reading this, I just mailed your surprise...  Shame on me!!!

This Monday, I finally received the much awaited package for the Year in Color Club!  Oh my, it was really worth the wait!  The yarn is gorgeous:

The colorway is Truffle: a mix of green, brown and plum.  I can't stop watching and touching it ;-)

I've decided to knit a different pattern than the one that came with it.  After a week of hesitation between patterns, I came back to my first choice:  Kalajoki. This pattern has been in my queue for a while and I saw that many people knitted it with sock yarn.  I hope it will look good!

Have a great weekend everyone!

ETA: Just after I posted this, I changed my mind!  I'm going to knit Georgia Sleeves as a mini-KAL with my friend Chantal!