|To the right of the red section is the purl ridge for turning. I have to get the curled edge under control before I sew the band to the inside.|
Greta is coming along. The sleeves are ready and I cast on the 231 stitches for the body. The K1 P1 rib is slow going with size US 2 needles. I have three more rows of ribbing before I can go up to the size US 3 needles and work the stockinette stitch body.
|Sleeves and the endless 1 by 1 rib on size 2's! The yarn, Rowan Finest, is a dream to work with and the sweater will be gorgeous when it is finished.|
Yesterday I cast on for the Timber Mittens. Plymouth Homestead is a lovely wool yarn. I chose gray, dark green, and light green for the sample. The loop stitch is fun to work and when the mitten is finished it will get a haircut. Buff mittens were worn by loggers and teamsters in the Adirondacks, Canada, and New England.
|I took the mitten to knitting group today and now the mitten is ready for the thumb. I think these would be great as sheep mittens!|