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.
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.