My current work in progress:

Stornoway, designed by Alice Starmore from her book Fishermen’s Sweaters, knit in Frangipani 5-ply guernsey wool in the Aran colorway, on a 3.0mm needle.

Archives for November 2021

Raga-ing Along

Not much new to report this week, apart from my current WIP, which is coming along. I’ve got a good chunk of the body done.

Mmmmmm . . . chunky!

I’ve still got a few inches to go before I start the neck shaping, but that should definitely happen this week.

In Loki news, I managed to get a shot of him this week where he was looking directly at me!

Fair Isle Fun

I’m making nice progress on my current WIP:

The pattern is Raga, designed by Violet McQuade, knit from Jamieson’s of Shetland Spindrift. It’s not a hugely complex pattern because there are only seven different colors, but it is a fun knit, and I do like this colorway very much. The pattern offers you a choice of knitting it in one of four different colorways. I managed to restrain myself from going immediately to the green colorway and chose the red colorway instead. The other two choices are grey and blue. You can see the other colorways (and more) in the Ravelry project gallery.

Meanwhile, Loki is as helpful as usual.

FOs!

I didn’t post last Sunday because I spent the day finishing this:

Saven Pullover

This is the Saven Pullover, designed by Meghan Babin, knit in Rowan Softyak DK — one of my favorite yarns. I shouldn’t say that out loud: Rowan will discontinue it. 😛

It was an okay knit. I made changes to the center cable to better suit me, as documented in my last blog post. In retrospect, I should have made the side cables mirror image of each other, as that would have made the raglan decreases match. Also, I think in the larger size, the armholes are too large — it looks like they were simply increased in the same proportions as the same as the length of the body to the armholes. So all in all, I rate the pattern an “eh.”

Next I knit my “palate cleanser:”

Selbie Mouse!

This is Selbie Mouse, designed by Manon Lemaire. The pattern was beautifully written and as far as I can tell technically perfect, but is definitely not for beginner knitters! My little mouse was knit from Biscotte Yarn Bis-sock on size 0, 1, and 2 dpns. 

Selbie’s cute little tail

I took time out from knitting to make this:

Challah Sandwich Bread

And I started this:

Guess the pattern!

So . . . busy week! Loki is clearly exhausted by my industry.

Must nap!