Last night I sewed the one completed sleeve to the body of the Calmer Aran. Here’s a photo of the saddle shoulder.
I am pleased with how it looks — I even managed to make the saddle the proper length to fit the shoulder. I back-stitched the seams here — I find that back-stitching works best for me when I am seaming together pieces that have different textures.
And I’m knitting along on the second sleeve.
Hey, a big thank-you to those of you who bought my Autumn Dream Scarf pattern! I can’t quit my day job yet, though. Maybe I’ll win Mega Millions tonight. I’m not sure what I’d do with 330 million dollars, but I’d like to have the opportunity to find out.
A couple of you asked about the sweater underneath the scarf in the photos from the last blog post. That is Alice Starmore’s “Lismore” from The Celtic Collection, knit in Kauni Wool 8/2 Effektgarn in the Rainbow colorway. I used the one colorway to knit it, starting in different places of the pattern repeat for the foreground and background color. A blog post answering some questions about Lismore is here, and if you scroll back through previous entries from there you can read more than you want about the project.
The Ravelry project page for my Lismore is here.
Here is Lucy, happily napping.
Doesn’t she look peaceful? Don’t be fooled. If I take the ball band off a skein of yarn (even if I’m two rooms away) she is instantly awake and begging for it. Then when she is done playing with the ball band, she drops it in her water dish. Always, without fail.