Another weekend starting and it’s time for an “On the Needles” post. I’m really enjoying this as I can track my progress on my projects easily.
This week I’m far enough along in my Top Down Icelandic sweater that I think I’m going to quit working the body, add on the sleeves and then continue the body. That way I’ll be sure to have enough yarn for both sleeves the length I want and the body can continue on until I’m close to out of yarn or feel it’s long enough.
And I’ve made some progress on my Misty Meadow Mystery KAL. I’m hoping that the final clue (to be released on March 29th will be a lace border for this, but right now it’s still moving along in basic stripes.
No matter what the final clue is, I hope it’s going to out of the lighter green as I’m almost out of this skein of the dark contrast color!
My final show for this post is of some actual BLOCKING being done. I have a terrible habit of postponing the blocking part and on so many knitted items it’s a definite necessary. You can see here what my Sunset Shawl looked like pre-blocking. It had curled under edges and didn’t hang pretty at all. But now that it’s in the blocking stages I can see the pattern more clearly, including how the ruffle is going to lay, and I LOVE IT!
I was going to leave this post with a gratuitous puppy pic, but they were a bundle of energy this morning, all blurs of motion……
Looking for more “On the Needles” posts, stop on over at Patchwork Times later today and check out what other yarn people have done this week. And maybe get in on her Pooling Challenge! I’ve already got my yarn picked for that one, I just need to finish up the socks that are on the needles right now (and were not shown today as there has been NO progress on them at all).
4 thoughts on “On the Needles March 22, 2013”
What lovely knitted pieces. Icelandic Sweater is beautiful and the Sunset Shawl is breathtaking. Beautiful work.
Oops. Haste makes waste. My name didn’t come out quite right above.
Love that shawl! Good job on the blocking. Your Icelandic sweater is going to be a knockout, too.
The Icelandic sweater is beautiful!