Thursday, December 12, 2013

Sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeves!

said in my knitting "Wrath of Kahn" voice.  This time it's Wrath of WIPs.  


Anyway,  I have finished all Christmas knitting and am now back to all of the projects I abandoned to participate in nerdy knitalongs, the spirit of giving, and all that stuff.
I want some new winter sweaters before it gets too cold, and it is going to be so cold here for Christmas.  "So cold" for me is the teens and twenties.  

That's why I needs me a Sothern.  It makes me think of Christmas with the bright colors and little stars.  Of course, I can only handle one sleeve at a time for this fair isle design.  It is knitting up fairly quickly, once I got back in the fair isle groove.  I am a little unsure about how to make gathers at the top of the sleeves, but it was one of the things that drew me to this pattern, so I've got to do it.


Sothern is the thing I work on when no one is around or when no one is talking to me.

When they aren't (or are?), I work on Ravello's sleeves.  I am doing two at a time, even though it is a striping project.  It's fingering weight y'all and December already.  I only have so much patience and cold weather in which to do this.

Stare into the magic, mysterious, puppy hair - dusted void that is striped sleeves knit two-at-a-time with me.

(more on ravelry, kollabora, and flickr)

2 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see your Sothern finished. I love your color combination and how the yellow stands out! :)

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  2. Me too! There were like 80 yarn ends to weave and I still haven't done the second sleeve. I think I goofed by ordering a gray that's too similar to the green in the background. It is just so hard to tell how things will look together when ordering online. But I still love it and it feels more personalized by my color choices, so I'm happy with it so far. Now to finish the other sleeve....

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