Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Alcea Continues

Now that the Monhegan Aran is finished, I have gotten back to "Alcea". The steeks are cut and the neck ribbing and button bands are finished. Both came out nicely. I have started the sleeve and am almost through the first pattern sequence. Two and a half repeats of the pattern should make the sleeve just about the right length. Nice to get back to fairisle. I hope to have it finished before the "Oregon" KAL starts in Feb. I'm already thinking about what to put on the needles next..............so MANY choices!

"Son of Aran" Finished

My Monhegan project is finally finished. Delayed by "Fulmar", finished and worn several times. This is a very warm sweater, just right for cold winter days, of which we have had plenty lately. I managed to finish without making any more wrong twists, at least I haven't found any yet! Made with Cascade 220 and size 5 needles, all in one piece, from the neck down. Enjoyed the knitting and the fun company at the knitting retreat where it was started.