Here he is, in all his splendour!
Yesterday afternoon was sunny, so I got (hopefully) better photos of my buddy Hank.
Here, for Caroline F, is a close up of the cast-off edge of the cuffs. I did cast off knitwise, according to the pattern directions. I agree with you Caroline, I like the look of this much better than casting off in the pattern.
Thanks for all the Hank compliments in yesterday’s comments. I’m quite overcome with all your praise!
Yesterday in my comments, Traci mentioned that there is a Colonial Williamsburg bracelet that would look lovely with Hank. I found it online. Here’s a photo:
The gold one was listed for $630.00, silver for $45.00. Now, I need this bracelet to wear with Hank. Silver would be much cheaper, but it would be all wrong. The gold one would be perfect. If any one of you would like to buy it for me, you can do so here.
As it happens, I did cast on for St. Moritz on Tuesday night, so do not despair, Stephanie! We can have a St. Moritz cyber-knit-along! What colorway are you making?
And, I do have some Norwegian sport weight wool in a purple colorway that I also bought for St. Moritz. I may make the sweater again later this year, for my mother for Christmas, in the purple because she’s very fond of purple. Then again, I may save it for another year.
Speaking of Dale of Norway, Debbie asked in my comments yesterday: “Now I’m contemplating a Dale and some of the charts show three colors in a row. How do you handle that? What happens to the yarn on the back?”
How do I handle three colors in a row? Um, swear a lot.
No seriously. It is a bitch to do. One way of dealing with those three color rounds is to knit the round with two colors, and slip without knitting those stitches to be knitted in the third color. Then go back around again, and knit just those stitches using the third color and slip the rest.
First Lace Project?
Daphne asked for suggestions for a first lace lace project. My suggestion would be to hie thee over to Blackberry Ridge Woolen Mill’s page of kits and look at their shawl kits. They tell you the experience level needed for each kit, so pick one you like that’s relatively easy.