Yes, I know weekend updates are on Saturday (in true SNL fashion), but I figured it was about time I gave you a glimpse of where I am in the great quest for Rona. Without further ado, here she is:
One sleeve underway. Not very far. Stop rubbing your hands Marina, remember, it's all downhill from here. Turned out I had more to do on the body than I thought, so I'm a bit behind. With just under two weeks to go I've got a sleeve and a half, plus a button band and collar to finish. I see many coffee fueled late nights in my future, but I'm not giving up.
In the meantime, I admit I took a few
minutes hours to seam up a project that inserted itself into my life without my permission, Gunnerside Ladies from the Rowan British Sheep Breeds Collection in their Blue Faced Leicester (who knows if I spelled that correctly).
Addictive yarn, truly addictive. Silky, sheepy, and a joy to work with. I may have to have more in the future.
My only adjustment to the pattern was to knit on size 10 needles throughout, yielding a 40" sweater instead of a 44" one, at least pre-blocking. We'll see where it ends up after I give it a bath, assuming I can ever be persuaded to take it off. It's very, very warm.
I've never thought about knit pajamas before...