Year of Projects: week 3

My weaving this week has been cut short by having to travel down south, and the Table loom is not that portable, or at least not for my travelling style!

I was tantalisingly close to finish threading, but alas I still have 48 threads to go: once I get back I think with one more evening of work I should have my warp ready to actually start weaving. Here is where I got to, 624 warp ends threaded:

almost there!

However this meant I had to go back to my knitting, my previous addiction before weaving totally and utterly stole me away. So I did some little progress on my second version of Michelle Wang‘s Squall, a really flattering sweater design for men.

Mr lovestoswatch so much liked version 1that he ordered a second version. I am using once more The Fibre Co Cumbria, the worsted weight version. Beautiful “woolly wool”, very easy to felt join, this is a favourite of mine, both in the fingering and worsted versions. It has gorgeous stitch definition, and for version number 2 I am using a shade called St Bees Beach (version #1 was in Windermere colourway, which is a bluish teal, if any such thing exists).

The cabling for this sweater is very easy, so it is mindless knitting, though with enough interest to make it not boring – and I think it does look beautiful. This is where I’ve got to:

Now that I am past the armhole and with no distractions, I guess progress should go faster. Though I seem to be slow at all my crafting, possibly enjoying the process too much!

This is a year of projects (YOP) update. YOP is a Ravelry Group, and an idea – make a plan for the year ahead for all your fibre activities, then update your blog every week if you manage. The objective is to keep track of progress on any fiber crafts with maximum flexibility: post, don’t post, follow your list, change it – so really it is just an opportunity to get to know of more blogs and activities of those who share a passion for anything fibre crafts. My YOP graphics “nicked” with thanks from Backstageknits!

Ataraxia, by Linda Marveng

More details on Ravelry. I am planning to knit this beauty, which was published in issue 27/Winter 2018 of Pom Pom quarterly, edited by Norah Gaughan, with Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk Tinde pellusgarn, which is the DK version of Sølje.

Ataraxia, by Linda Marveng

Prescott pullover, by Linda Marveng

More details on Ravelry, where the KAL counts more than 50 versions of this beauty! This is one of two patterns published by the wonderful designer Linda Marveng in the Fall 2018 issue of Interweave Knits. It is a stunning pullover, but having seen a dress version knitted by Marianne Skatten, I’ve decided I absolutely need a dress version myself. I will knit it in the Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering, colourway Catbells, which is a beautiful rusty yellowy-orange.

Prescott Pullover
by Linda Marveng
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