Here is an update on my WIP:
This is, you guessed it, another cowl. I am knitting this from two colorways of Wollmeise Pure: Schwarz and Tiefer See.
I started with a provisional cast-on (that’s the solid light green at the bottom) and am knitting it from the bottom up.
I usually work my fingering weight cowls with a U.S. size 3 (3.25mm) needle, but Wollmeise Pure is on the finer side of fingering, so after knitting a swatch, I felt it would look better worked with a 3mm needle — a size “2.5” in U.S. terms. So, a dilemma. My beloved Signature Needle Arts circular needles only go down to size 3.25mm. I decided to try a Knitter’s Pride Karbonz:
I am very pleased with this needle. It has a nice sharp tip and the joins are great. I went ahead and ordered more Karbonz needles in size 2mm. 2.25mm, and 2.75mm. Now I’m covered for all the smaller sizes that I do not have in Signature Needle Arts needles!
I’ll write up the pattern once this is completed.
In other news, here is “stage four” of my Martin Storey afghan:
And here is sweet Loki. I got him a new toy this week and he has worn himself out playing with it!