Queue Check — November into December 2015

Queue Check — November into December 2015

When last we spoke of this, in late October, I was setting aside my black Anna vest to work on much-needed pullovers for myself and my beloved husband. I’m sorry to have to admit that the husband’s has gotten short shrift. As noted, I took the Sawkill yarn with me on my Seattle trip last month and managed to knit most of two sleeves and a twisted hem for the body of mine by the time I got home. (Haven’t had a minute for it since.) And I finally got the time and nerve to cast on Bob’s sweater just this week. As much as I want it to be saddle-shouldered and knitted bottom-up, I’m doing it top-down and raglan for the sake of having the best possible chance of getting the fit exactly how he wants it. (It’s been so long since I did a top-down sweater, I had to consult my own top-down tutorial to make sure I remembered how!) This is dull knitting, these two stockinette sweaters, but we’ll both be thrilled to have them if I can just stick it out!

And fortunately, there are Fringe Hatalong hats to break up the monotony. I cast on my Seathwaite at long last — I’m trying it in the new YOTH Father (given to me by Veronika when I was in Seattle) and knitting on 7s, crossing my fingers the fabric and size both turn out ok without a swatch! (So dumb, but sometimes we gamble.) And I’ll have news of the final Hatalong of the year very very soon!

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13 thoughts on “Queue Check — November into December 2015

  1. There’s something very yummy about TOTH yarns…I wrapped my hand around a skein of caviar and took it home…wish we had more availability but that’s wonderful and unique.

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  2. made two l’arbre hats for xmas gifts and just printed out Seathwaithe that will be knitted up in orange (maybe for me!) – great hats, Karen! Love my Audrey too. Looking forward to seeing what the last one of the year will be!

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  3. Do most knitters juggle a few projects? I love your photos of WIP. I have made a pact with myself (and often the only set of certain size of needles)to make one project and then start another. Not sure if I can keep it through the new year!

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  4. I did provisional cast on with Cumbria on size 4’s. Afraid it won’t be big enough for my large head?! Very nervous making. Will check when I get some pattern done.

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  5. I was just reviewing your top-down tutorial last night and considering casting on a new basic stockinette pullover for myself! I decided to finish some other projects first, but I really want a new sweater. I’m sure yours and your husband’s will be worth the monotony. :)

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  6. I hope you’ll consider continuing the Hatalong series! I really enjoyed discovering new (to me) designers, and helping my knitting friends expand their skills!

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