Thursday, March 21, 2013

A Sleeve and a Braid

Progress is continuing on my mom's sweater. At knit night last night, I made pretty good progress on the first sleeve.

I'm excited to be done with this, both so I can give it to my mom (who might even be able to wear it once before packing it away until the fall) and so I can start a new sweater for me. I mentioned the madtosh that I bought in my last post, but I think I'm going to keep that until May so I can use it for the annual Madelinetosh Lovers knitalong, Mad May. In the meantime, I think I may cast on for Vitamin D, which has long been in my queue. I bought some Imperial Yarn Tracie Too a while back (though I see now that I never entered it into my Ravelry stash) specifically for this sweater. I think it'll be a good garment for the spring, as it will be fairly light.

Rainbow has also selected my next small project for me. Somehow the handspun hat I made her got lost a couple weekends ago, I suspect at a birthday part. It wasn't anything fancy, but it was purple, so naturally it was her favorite. She asked me to make her a replacement, and of course she wants it to be handspun as well. On Tuesday we did a bit of a dig in my fiber stash so she could pick out what she wanted me to use, and she selected this braid of Gwen Erin Falkland that I picked up at the first Indie Knit and Spin about a year and a half ago.

So it looks like as soon as I finish up what's on the wheel, this will be going on it. I have a feeling that it will be much too warm for a hat by the time I spin the yarn and knit it up, but I can't turn down a request like this!

1 comment:

Jenn said...

It's so sweet that Rainbow requested a new (handspun) hat! My son refuses to let me make him anything. She made a good choice with the fiber - I just bought my first braid of Gwen Erin Falkland last weekend. :)