Wednesday, 12 February 2014

In progress..

A brief mention of my Ravellenic knitting today:

The Irish Coffee sweater/tunic by the very talented Thea Colman. I am using Artesano superwash merino dk in a lovely mid-grey colour which I first thought was a solid colour but on closer inspection I was pleased to see little white flecks giving a very subtle tweedy texture to the finished fabric.

The pattern calls for a worsted weight yarn at a gauge of 4st per inch so I went with the dk and was prepared to do a little maths to make it fit. However, the yarn turns out to be quite a thick dk weight and knits up perfectly on 4.5mm needles to get the gauge spot on.

Some enforced bed rest - courtesy of a bout of sinusitis and tonsilitis - has meant that I have done plenty of Olympic watching and knitting (as well as sleeping) and the sweater has grown at a highly satisfactory rate.

I want it to be a decent length - more tunic than sweater so I reckon I have another 3-4 inches to go.

At this rate I'm hoping it will be an FO by the end of the week.

As the dreary weather continues I cheered myself up in the time honored fashion with a little retail therapy:

Who could fail to be cheered by these little rainbow goodies - some wonderful mini-skeins from Joy (aka The Knitting Goddess). A delicious pile of colour waiting to become my next WIP.


  1. Your sweater looks very cosy - I love the layered look when you wear them with a T-shirt or shirt. I also love your rainbow of mini skeins. So cheerful!

  2. Thank you - certainly in need of some rainbow mini skeins here today. Hope you have brighter weather than we do here.