I’ve been knitting right along on my TLE January Mixer / CF Deep Winter KAL project. Last Saturday I showed you the front was finished (having previously finished the back) and just had the sleeves left to do.
Check this out — this is the SECOND sleeve. I have just about 20 rows left of the sleeve cap and both sleeves will be done. I’m hoping to get this blocking either tonight or tomorrow.
I also showed you last week the yarn I had gotten to make Jewel Dragon. Well I couldn’t resist starting it – those arches were just calling to me. I sooo love this project.
I started by decided the original solid dark blue yarn was too close to my variegated one and was blending too much. So I went stash diving and found this “Wild Apple” colored Skein Top Drawer sock yarn. Some of my favorite socks are from Skein yarn – it’s one of my favorite yarns and feels so nice. It ended up being the perfect color to go with the variegated yarn. One row of 5 arches done and half way through the second. This is easy to do and the pattern instructions have lots of great photos for those who are visual learners. It’s not a quick knit, due to how icord is made, but it will be a great project to pick up and put down and now worry about losing my place. After the first row, I’ve got the pattern memorized. As I was working on it I kept thinking how pretty it would be to put this design as the cuff of a sleeve or the bottom of a sweater. In the meantime, I have set this aside to finish off my sweater.
Then there’s the announcement of TLE Mixer project for February which you can read about on TLE Blog here. The theme for the month was just perfect for me. The most recently added pattern to my Ravelry account is Twilight and I had just shown you the photo of the yarn and beads I had gotten for it last week so it’s definitely from my “short” list to make soon in keeping with the February theme.
I haven’t decided if I’ll do a February Fabric themed project but since there’s not a deadline – I have some time to think about it.