On the Needles – Friday, December 19, 2014

Let’s start with what’s off the needles

DSCN3978The shawl collared cowl is done and I just finished sewing the buttons on tonight.  Now you may think the choice of buttons a bit odd – no I didn’t run out of the dark green buttons but the center one is a special one I’ve been saving for something — a great find in Granny’s button box — and the recipient will know why I added it to this cowl for her.  Besides – buttons don’t really have to match in my world. 😉

I’m still knitting knitting knitting along on my Featherweight cardigan.  I’ve got one sleeve about half done again- yes again, I wasn’t paying attention and grabbed the wrong pattern page and was half way done with a sleeve and realized it was not the sleeve to that sweater. LOL So ripped it back, restarted and am on the right track now.

And, because knitting on fingerweight yarn is so slow, I decided I needed to plan my next project – which will be in a heavier weight yarn – so I started swatching.

DSCN3981 I love this yarn – just wish I had a bit more of it so it may be tricky trying to figure out what to make once I get my finished swatch.  This one is a bit “tight” – I’m doing a second one and went up a needle size or maybe two and I think I’m liking that one better than this.  But it will be a CustomFit pattern so I can put in yardage and change things about to see how much long sleeves will take versus 3/4, etc. to see if I can come up with a design that will work with the yardage I have.

The flash is making the colors pop a bit brighter than they are in real life. It will be interesting to see how this yarn looks knit up into longer rows than the swatch contains.