Thursday, April 22, 2010

Almost done

I've finished the plackets and added the buttons. Almost done! Tonight I'm attacking the sleeves. I've decided to cut off the fair isle portion and graft the cuff and the sleeve together. Then it's off to the dry cleaners - and I'm going to knit something else! So happy about that.

I decided to use the pewter buttons from Nordic Fiber Arts; they were the closest to the original Handstrikket buttons. I like them on this garment. The silvery colors goes well with the blues and the white.

Next up: maybe a pair of socks. I'm thinking about trying a pattern from Melissa Morgan-Oakes' new book, Toe-Up 2-at-a-Time Socks. My main concern is having socks that fit my ankles and calves well. I'm fortunate not to have cankles, but I still want socks that go up my calves and stay there; I can't stand when socks are too tight and fall down into my shoes. I don't want any esoteric designs either, just a good, reliable, warm pair of socks that will fit well in my ubiquitious Crocs.

I also want to knit the Northman mittens. I'm going to use the same agate blue and winter white Berroco Ultra Alpaca in the Handstrikket. These beauties are lined; I ordered some Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light in white for that purpose. Some folks are using contrasting yarn on the inside, but I couldn't find anything I really liked, so matching it will be.

Once I've gotten my urge for instant gratification fulfilled, I will be starting the Solstice 3-Button Jacket from Curvy Knits. And don't forget the Marmalade Skies afghan! Still working on that, too.

So much knitting, so little time! Stay tuned...


  1. I can feel the excitement bursting through my monitor!
    Almost completed! Yay!
    Snipping away and brave soul, you.
    Those mittens are absolutely yummy!

  2. I tried two at a time socks and I must admit they were an EPIC fail! lol I love sock making (quick and beautiful!) I'm glad the sweater is done! I'm so close on mine I can literally taste it! lol :)