Thanks for all your suggestions re: the cable/rib situation. I think what I’ve decided to do for now is to reknit the sleeve cap, block that sleeve and see how it turns out. If it’s fine, I’ll do the second sleeve; if it’s not, I’ll rip and reknit both sleeves.

In the meanwhile, I’ve been working away on dreamcatcher, which is coming along quite nicely:

The bindoff in the middle there is the beginning of the hole for the medallion! After quite a bit of knitting today, I’m about halfway up the medallion. I made a sheet with row-by-row instructions of what I need to do (increase waist, decrease medallion, etc) and it’s really helped. And I sitll love the yarn (Elann Highland Silk).

Being somewhat in the middle of things, I decided to swatch for some new projects that I’ve got in the ol’ noggin. I bought this Silky Wool and Silky Tweed last year at the KW Knitter’s Fair, and I still haven’t done anything with it – I started a raglan with a red body and grey sleeves, but that didn’t really get anywhere.

I was really hoping they would work together as a marled-type piece, so I swatched with one strand of each and 5 mm needles.

Hmmmm. Not really loving it. Maybe I’ll just do stripes instead. I’ve got 4 skeins of the red and I *think* 5 skeins of the grey (Silky Tweed) so if you have any suggestions, let me know!

Finally for today, I got something awesome in the mail.

My custom rubber stamp for my yarn/stuff labels! Cool!






8 responses to “swatching”

  1. Kellie Avatar

    Coming out of lurkdom to say how much I enjoy your blog and how much I envy your prolific knitting!! That label stamp ROCKS!

  2. Dani Avatar

    Cool stamp, where did you order it from?

  3. Chris Avatar

    Oh, love the stamp! Where did you get it?

  4. Rachel H Avatar
    Rachel H

    Great stamp!

  5. kaisakaisa Avatar

    I love your stamp, very cool in all its simplicity. If that yarn is Garnstudio Silke-tweed, as it looks like, with 50g skeins, I think you could knit a sweater with just the 5 skeins of gray and maybe some red details to liven things up a bit. I’m currently knitting with that yarn and I’ve used about 100g of the yarn for the back and one front piece of my cardigan. My cardigan is going to be quite snug and I’m about size small to medium, but I think 250g of that yarn would be just enough for a sweater. I’m so loving this yarn:)

  6. Jaime Avatar

    Love your stamp! It’s cute, but simple. :-)

  7. Eve Avatar

    Hiya, thought I’d let you know that your RSS feed doesn’t have a title. Which is kinda unimportant, but it might render weirdly for some feed readers.

  8. Jennifer Avatar

    LOVE the labels!

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