Currently, I am at a point of having a few more rows of back and forth wraps and turns. Then, I start to work the sleeves in the round and extend the length of it. I am a bit worried about having enough yarn. I have 1 new skein currently on the sleeve, 1 skein reserved for the next sleeve, and another skein that is about 10% used. After completing this sleeve, I will decide if I need to order another skein. I still have to knit the buttonband / collar. I have heard that it eats up a lot of yarn. Yikes.
Here is my progress so far.
I need to finish this sweater by the 18th for Rhinebeck. I also have a new project that I have started. A scarf. I know I'm crazy. LOL. And the scarf is slated to be completed by the 18th as well. The scarf is for a friend who picked the pattern and the yarn. He requested an ombré colorway, and liked blue and purple.
So, I ordered Schoppel Wolle Reggae Ombré yarn from Jimmy Beans Wool. I ordered it on Friday, and it arrived at my door on Monday. Woohoo!!!
I started knitting last night, and completed about 10 inches.
The intended recipient loves it. However, we decided to order more skeins of yarn. Initially, I ordered 4 skeins, for a scarf that is 8 x 70 inches. My gauge is a little tight, and I decided to make the scarf 9 inches wide in order to make the scarf warmer. I refuse to knit a skinny scarf for a man. He is also a few inches over 6 feet tall, which means the minimum should be 70 inches. 5 skeins should bring me to 69 inches at this gauge, but 6 skeins creates a scarf about 82 inches in length. I think that will be perfect. And, now I have free shipping from JBW, so that's even better.
Speaking of shipping from yarn companies..... The Loopy Ewe is awesome. I ordered this yarn on Saturday morning, and it got delivered on Monday. Whoa!!!
I have been having an obsession with self striping sock yarn, and I just had to get my hands on some. I went to the Loopy Ewe website, and realized that I had a credit for $15. Woohoo!!!!
I ordered Biscotte & Cie Felix self striping yarn in Gazania B. Bright pink, yellow, and purple. I can't wait to see how it knits up. I plan on doing toe up socks with and afterthought heel. Socktober, here I come.
I also received some Knitter's Pride sock needles from my Jimmy Beans Wool order. I'm so happy with my needles.
Startitis is tempting me to cast on, but I really need to finish this sweater.