Friday, February 2, 2018

Happy February!!

I've got a cold or something (the kind where you feel crummy and your nose won't stop running), so I haven't been knitting the last few days. Not really a big break, but I would like to be knitting so it kind of stinks. :(

I've been working on a sweater for my little brother. The plan was to finish it before the Ravellenic Games start in less than a week. I think I've still got a chance...

 (A progress pic straight from my Insta story. That's as good as it's going to get right now.)

So you can kind of see the sweater here. It's a heavily-modified Abate by Alicia Plummer. I'm using chunkier yarn, so a larger gauge, and I've really switched up the neck; going for a plain crewneck to save yarn. I'm not sure my brother would like a big cowl/collar anyway. Especially one so thick with this bulky yarn.

It's still knit top-down and I'm doing the sleeves first now that I've knit a few rows past splitting for them, because I'm not sure how much yarn I have. I bought it over four years ago and my brother's grown quite a bit since then, haha!

Speaking of the Ravellenics, I'm going for a chunky cabled cardigan for me. Aidez!! This could be crazy, but I'm going to try. I've had the yarn for a while and kept meaning to start it, so this is a good kick in the pants for me. Plus, I'm one of the captains for Team Knit Picks Lovers!! And since I've never been a captain before, I get this shiny laurel:

If you have Knit Picks yarn or a Knit Picks pattern you want to use for a Ravellenics project, come join us!!

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