Saturday, August 11, 2012

Ravellenics Update

For those of you that have been participating in the Ravellenics, you know we only have one day left to finish our projects. I haven't been posting a lot, but I sure have been knitting. After finishing the Big Montana Tunic (again), I wanted to knit just one more sweater for myself. Last Saturday, I received a sweater's worth of yarn I had ordered from Webs' summer sale and so of course, I cast on.

The yarn is Classic Elite's Moorland, a really interesting blend of merino, alpaca, mohair, and acrylic. This blend really lends to a soft yarn in a marled color, that also sheds and splits. It's really beautiful but can also be a pain when you're trying to pick up a dropped stitch. 

The pattern is the Bailey Cardigan by Amy Christoffers. Right now that I weigh about 55 pounds more than I normally do, I'm all about the open front cardigans. At this point I've knit the entire body, woven in all the ends, and blocked it. I'm working on the sleeves (which are knit in the round then set in) and am anticipating that I'll be done by the closing ceremonies!

I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.


  1. OMGosh, this yarn looks so soft and beautiful to touch. What a pretty color too. I love how you're making items for yourself that will work with your transitioning body.

  2. That yarn looks so yummy to work with, I understand the whole splitting thing, it can be frustrating. Love the pattern, can't wait to see it all finished.

  3. Beautiful progress so far. That color is yum, stinks that it is kind of splitty.

  4. love that yarn! and the sweater is looking wonderful!
    "you can do it!!!!"

  5. That yarn is such a great color! Wow, you are really doing well with the finishing!

  6. Did you make it? Wonderful yarn.

  7. wow, a very ambitious ravellenics project- and such a gorgeous one. that yarn looks absolutely divine, i want to reach in and pet it! :)


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