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!