Sunday, March 03, 2013

An FO and new cast-ons!

I did finish my Julissa sweater yesterday, and blocked it over night. I have to say even I am impressed!

It's an amazing pattern, so clear and easy to follow, and the design is gorgeous. I'm very happy with the result, and it didn't hurt that the yarn (Wollmesie DK) was dreamy to work with. I used just under 2 skeins, so I have a whole skein and then some left. I have no idea what I'll make of it, but it won't leave my stash in the near future. 

I also started swatching for the Arya's Needlework sweater that I was planning on making with the Sheepy Time Knits yarn, but I just could not get gauge! The pattern calls for 32 stitches/4 inches in stockinette stitch with fingering yarn, and that was impossible for me. I ended up with about 6 inches on 2 mm needles, which was so much over the aim that I finally gave up. I've since then swatched for the Emelie cardigan and I am getting gauge, so I'll cast that one on right after I finish this. I won't get a double entry in the March Pop Culture Madness KAL, as the pattern isn't pop culture related, but that's ok. I doubt that I'll finish it in March anyway, but it's a pretty pattern.

I also swatched for the Parcel sweater with my Garnstudio Drops Lima that I bought around Christmas, and I think I'll cast on for that one today too. I don't mind having two sweaters on the needles at the same time, and I like to have a project with a little heavier weight yarn too (this one is DK). All of the other projects I have going use fingering weight yarn or lighter!

Today I will also cast on my Glacier gloves for the MarigoldJen KAL, and they seem like a lot of fun! I kind of enjoy the fiddly-ness of gloves, so I'm looking forward to these. And these ones I'll really try to finish in March!

Ok, time to do some actual knitting! The sun has been shining all day, and we're finally having temperatures above freezing, so me and Thomas went for a long walk a while ago. It is so nice to see the sun again, it feels like it's been cloudy and overcast for the whole Winter! Let's hope Spring is about to arrive!

/ Jenny


juicyknits said...

Julissa sweater is a perfect fit on you. I've never even noticed the pattern before seeing it as an FO on your blog. Well done!

scrapperjen said...

That is a gorgeous sweater! You make me want to make myself one.