Why, yes, I did finish the Frostrosen mittens — late Wednesday night.
So I started a new project on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day.
Question: What is the antidote for knitting Mermaid in garter stitch on 3mm needles and colorwork mittens on 2.75mm needles?
Answer: A quick-knit project on big-ass needles: Skeppsta, from the new Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton book, Noro Revisited.
How quick a knit is this? I finished it this morning.
I made the smaller size (which is still pretty large) that calls for 7 skeins of Noro Transitions. I added some length to my version, and I still only used 5.5 skeins. Your mileage may vary!
This body of this sweater is done in strips of short row squares — a total of 8 for the front and back. Then you sew them together. My mattress stitch skills got a workout here!
It’s a fun quick knit and makes a big cozy sweater.
So . . . what’s next?
Anoter design from the Noro Revisited book, Kolsva.
The pattern calls for Noro Kochoran, but I’m making mine from Noro Iro, color #40. Surprisingly, I got gauge with the Iro using the recommended needle size (U.S. 9).
I’ll show my progress tomorrow.
Why two large gauge knits in a row? I’ve got a kit for a fine gauge colorwork sweater on it’s way to me and I’m gonna want to start that next, so I’m fiddling with fairly quick knits in the meantime.
I also finished spinning the blue/purple Portland.
Niddy-noddy action shot, courtesy of The King of All Remote Controls.
This is 250 yards for a 4 ounce skein.
And in the meantime, Lucy investigates my new baskets from the Knitter’s Review Boutique!
Hmmmmm . . . she doesn’t quite fit.