Sunday, April 22, 2012

I'm still knitting!

See? Here's proof:

That is the TGV (High Speed Knitting) shawl from Ravelry. I started that one on Easter Sunday and finished on the following Saturday. Clearly the speediest knit of the year so far, and very satisfying.

The 12 Sweaters in 2012 (Rav link!) is still moving along, and I currently have 3 sweaters on the needles right now.  The one I was knitting for hubs, which then became mine, has been sent to the frog pond for myriad reasons. Let's just pretend that never happened, shall we?  Currently I'm working ever so slowly on:
  • Kurasun Vest: The back piece went fairly quickly but as I was working the left front, I realized I didn't care for how it was turning out and frogged it.  The plan is to add a few extra stitches on each edge so that the hearts won't get cut off with the arm hole shaping.
  • February Lady Sweater: I'm FINALLY close to finishing the yoke, putting the sleeve stitches on waste yarn and knitting down the body. This one took a while to determine the gauge, and figure out which size to knit based on my gauge. I think I'm finally on the right track. I am making a few modifications to this sweater to make it a bit less "swingy," and will also shorten the sleeves and add a neat button tab element.  I'm using these buttons that I got from the Great Lakes Fiber Show in 2010. 
  • Paddle: This cute tee is a knitalong at my LYS.  It'll be a nice summer top, and if I can manage to make quick progress on it then maybe I can wear it to the above-mentioned fiber show next month ... ?  
Yesterday I also started another TGV shawl in purple Alpaca Sox yarn from Classic Elite.  I found out that Kathy, a friend and former coworker of mine, passed away a few days ago. Her memorial service is next Sunday afternoon, and it was requested that attendees wear "casual purple" dress (purple was her favorite color).  I picked up this lovely soft yarn at my LYS yesterday. If I knit fast enough then I'd like to wear it to the memorial, but mostly to  send healing and comforting thoughts to her family with every stitch.  The yarn is warm, the color is like a jewel, and the knitting will be easy-going and fun, just like Kathy's personality. 

Now that caffeine and breakfast have been consumed, it's time to get out my knitting and make progress on *something* today.

Happy Sunday to you!

... this has been a QuietStorm production, dahling ...