week seventy

Didn’t get very far with the stuffed animal twins. I’m doing them by hand and have a short attention span.  I’m misplaced one set of feet for the upper bunny.

bunny twins

The main knitting project.

I ran out of the first ball of yarn, so will knit four rows of the blue before adding another ball of grey. The second ball, which is pictured, will be the next to be used up.

To see how much yarn to stash bust, I went through my pile and will include a ball of Brava Sport, also by KnitPicks, in Dove Heather (not a color match but still a pale grey) and a ball of Artyarns Supermerino in 2279. Brava is the only Acrylic yarn in this whole thing, since Supermerino and Palette are wool.

Need three more balls, one of this blue shown and two of the first grey, to complete this. It’s going to go solid grey, mixed grey and blue, solid blue, mixed blue and grey, solid grey, mixed grey and blue, then the top row will be a solid blue. The sleeves will be arm caps in the solid blue and the rest of the sleeves in the first grey.

Not sure what the border will be and keep making sketches but can’t seem to decide how this will all come together, but I know I’ll have a nice lightweight sweater by the time my birthday rolls around in April.

Not sure if you’re curious but I’m using 36 inch US size 9 needles from Clover.

sweater project

progress on back

I started another knitting project, a cowl. I am using a size 8 circular needle for it and haven’t joined the edges, but will at the end, because I didn’t properly relax the needle and it’s giving me a hard time when it randomly kinks up.

These are terrible pictures because they don’t show the colors properly, which are Drops Brushed Alpaca Silk in Coral and Forest Green. The coral is more a pink than orange which I kinda like, but this color combo seemed meh when I cast on last night/this morning. I feel like it needs a shiny element and I just realised my Sulky Sliver Metallic (145-8024) thread will be finally be used.

starting the cowl

cowl progress

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