So here is my update on what I achieved in recent weeks.
Finished object: My Read Between the Lines shawl
|Finished March 2: My Read Between the Lines Shawl|
When I posted my last update >>, I just attached the Drops Nord yarn to my RBTL-shawl >> I knit on it mainly as my "sofa knitting and reading" project from then on and was able to finish it after a week by the beginning of March.
I already wore it together with my Breathing Space pullover >> , as planned, and I quite like how it turned out. I especially like the "illusion" part of it, which unfortunately does not show that much when it is worn.
|The "illusion knitting" part of my RBTL shawl shows nicely in this photo|
On sleeve island: My Riyito sweater
When I last posted, I was shortly below the seperation for the arms for my Riyito sweater. Meanwhile I finished the body and are close to finishing the first sleeve.
|Nearly finished: First sleeve on my Riyito sweater|
I changed my plans regarding the yarn - I decided not to use the Opal Hundertwasser yarn * >> as originally planned, but a plain brown Drops Fabel from very old stash as I wanted a more neutral colour on the bottom hem.
|My Riyito sweater: After some hot steam, the bottom hem lies flat|
I was a little concerned after I bound off the main body, as it showed to be very ruffly and curly at the hem. But after a little treatment with a hot iron and a damp cloth, it now lies nice and flat.
I weighed what I have left for the sleeves and will make them in the same stripe/ colour block sequence as the body and see how long they will be in the end. I am currently thinking about doing app. 3/4 or maybe 7/8 sleeves, but we will see how long the yarn will last.
I also already attached the Icord to finish off the neck, using the self-striping yarn and I quite like how it looks. However, it again is more on the wide side, so I hope I will not again have to knit another shawl to cover my neck...
I hope that I will be able to finish this before the end of the month.
Dice roll for Knit 6 in 2019: Project Number 4
Next in the Knit 6 in 2019 project: Number 4, the Which Way Shawl
It will be number 4, which for me is the "Which Way Shawl" >>. It is a 2 colour shawl which I planned to knit from my handpainted sockyarn. The problem is: I really do NOT want to knit this shawl at the moment!
Just not at the moment, in principle, I still like the pattern. Well, I have until the end of April to knit it before the next project will be diced out, so we will see if my mojo comes back until then or if I will leave it "on the backburner" somehow...
As I started the Riyito sweater early, I could also change numbers 4 and 6...
Business trip knitting needed: Started some plain vanilla socks
|Business trip knitting: Plain Vanilla Socks from Opal Illusion yarn|
I did get to shortly after the gusset decreases for the first sock and plan to make this my early-morning-in-bed knitting project for the next weeks.
There is another business trip coming to Paris by train beginning of April, we will see if I will start a new pair of socks by then or will still be working on these.