First New Cast on of 2021

Well you knew I would have to cast on a new project for the New Year right?   I am going to cast on my sweater sleeve today but since I was having to wind more yarn, I pulled the ones for my cowl I want to work on too so I could wind it all at once.
I’m going to be making KISS Cowl Seaside Sampler.  It’s got striping and mosaic work and I do love doing mosaic as it looks similar to colorwork but is so easy to do.  And the yarn is one of my favorites to knit with – Queensland Kathmandu – an aran weight yarn that is a wool, cashmere and silk blend.  Even tho it is aran weight so slightly thicker than worsted, it is a very light weight yarn so items don’t feel heavy.   I’ve got just the hank left to wind for my sweater and then my winding party will be done for today.  

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Clearview Sweater Progress

My plan when starting this sweater on Thanksgiving Day was to have the fronts and back done by New Year’s Eve.   I was working on a test knit during that time and a couple other projects so wasn’t sure if I would get those pieces done.  But I was so close.  I finished the back piece last night so just a few hours off my goal.    Now to see if I can get both sleeves finished by Valentine’s Day.  It likely won’t happen since I’m being distracted by other projects but we shall see.  I need to wind a new cake of yarn so I can cast on the first sleeve today.
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The snowy scene out my door today after yesterday’s snowfall.

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