Sunday, March 11, 2012

FO: Georgia Sleeves

So, I finally casted off my second Georgia Sleeve!  Very nice pattern.  It was very enjoyable and mindless to knit and filled the goal of not stealing the thunder of this beautiful yarn (or vice versa).  On the contrary, the pattern and the yarn are really complementing each other I think ;-)

I don't know if this cast off technique has a name, but if you knit this pattern and want the sleeves to be worn over your hands, it is extending very nicely.

Thank you very much Celeste for this nice free pattern!

Here is a another look at the beautiful sleeves before I write the complete description:

Pattern: Georgia Sleeves by Celestial at Nebula Designs.
Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Blue Label Fingering.
Needles: US 1 / 2.25 mm and 2.50 mm
Color: Truffle (0.6 skein) which is the January/Febrary colorway for the TFA Year in Color 2012 Club.
Start to finish: February 4, 2012 to March 10, 2012
For: Me!
Modifications: None. 

There is a little bit of shaping in the pattern so it is not a plain tube.

If you click on the TFA link above for the club, you will notice that I deviated from the proposed pattern.  It also seems like a lot of knitters in the club chose a different pattern.  I so love this designer usually but the pattern she proposed was not very challenging (knits and purls only) and I didn't find the result interesting enough to invest some of my time in it.  I'm a bit disappointed because it feels like I paid for it and I will never knit it...
Instead, my friend Chantal and I made a mini-KAL after looking at many patterns!  I was about to knit a pair of socks and received her email just in time to change my mind!  It was fun!  Chantal finished way before me!  KAL are great for knitting faster!  That also means that we are ready for the next shipment for the club which should be in about 2-3 weeks!

Last but not least, there are about 45 g of this beautiful yarn left.  I'm thinking about knitting some Saartje booties with it.  I'll have to find some nice buttons (which will bring me to a certain question Monique!)

Also, while I was knitting all that stockinette, I was thinking (and sometimes stopping to go on Ravelry) about what I could do with all my other projects leftovers.  I'm thinking mostly about baby knits.  I may knit the Little sister's dress with the upper right corner cotton yarn.  For the other yarns, we will see!  For sure, it is always fun to look for ideas on Ravelry!

I have to say I love this picture!  It brings back a lot of memories!

Have a great Sunday everyone!


Anonymous said...

Very nice indeed! Love the colors.

Pumpkin said...

I completely agree that the yarn and the pattern compliment each other perfectly! This is going to be a very attractive finished object!

Chantal Boucher said...

Wow!!! Elles sont trop belles nos manches n'est-ce pas? J'avoue que ton rabattage de mailles est, oui je le dis, plutôt efficace. J'ai opté pour la méthode de zimmerman avec l'aiguille. Mercredi on compare ok?
Tu m'inquiètes avec ton engouement pour le tricot-bébé... hummm les hormones? ha ha ha!!!

Marisa Muñoz said...

Me encantan! Los encuentro sencillos y muy útiles. Besos.

Susan said...

This came out so cute! I really love the truffle color (what a pretty name!). I love that picture of your scrap blue yarns... So pretty! :)

raining sheep said...

they turned out wonderful. so glad you finished the second sleeve :) many people often only knit one and never get to the other, it's the same with socks!

Andi said...

Beautiful sleeves Maryse! I agree that the yarn and pattern work very well together.
I love your pile of left-overs. Can't wait to see what they become. The little sister's dress is quite adorable.

Monica said...

Gorgeous sleeves Maryse! I have this pattern in my raverly queue and would be excited if they turn out 1/3 as beautiful as yours. Thanks for sharing the link about the club. Very interesting how these clubs work.

Que tengas una muy bonita semana.

Audry said...

It looks like you didn't get a case of second sleeve syndrome. Your sleeves look great. I am sorry that the proposed pattern didn't capture your imagination. But at least the yarn is wonderful.

Julie said...

Beautiful sleeves, Maryse! I love the yarn, too.

Alhana said...

¡Qué bonitas mangas! Me encanta el color que has elegido.

mle said...

So beautiful! those are really perfect for showing off that gorgeous yarn.
I have trouble figuring what to do with my leftovers too. :)

Evelyn said...

Your sleeves knitted up so beautifully. I love sleeves that are on the long side so I appreciated your posting about that ... it just feels extra cozy when I wear my sleeves like that!

Purled said...

I just love that yarn and am wishing I had jumped into the Tanis club!