Sunday night I finished up the last bit of knitting on Decimal and weaved in the three ends I had once I was done. Yep, I only had THREE ends to weave in! I was pretty excited about that. I knit in all the ends as I went so that I wouldn’t have to weave them in and it really paid off. I did the bind off for the armpits of the sweater together so that I didn’t have to sew them together when I was done and I knit on the buttons on the button band so that I didn’t have to sew them on when I was done, either! I really liked having so littile finishing to do once the knitting was done :o)
Monday morning I washed and blocked the sweater and now it’s still sitting on the living room floor, drying.
Since that was all done and I noticed I had three projects on the needles currently (garter stitch scarf, plain sock, and the Fountain Pen shawl) and the Knitting Purls Sweater and Summer Hotties KAL’s (Ravelry link) had started, I figured I’d cast on something new. I was really considering starting Cassidy, but decided I’d rather have something I didn’t need to wait for fall to wear, so I decided on Hey Teach instead. I had some Cascade Sierra in the stash I got just for it, so I wound up all the yarn and got started. Here is my progress as of about noon yesterday. I had about 4 inches at this point.
So far it’s knitting up pretty quickly. I have to say that the US 8 needles I’m using feel huge in my hands! I was knitting Decimal on US 4’s and I knit socks on US 1’s or 0’s, so in comparison, these seem like gigantic sticks. On the other hand, that’s what’s making it go so quickly and I’m alright with that!
I started a new sock, too. It’s one of the patterns chosen for the Socks from the Toe-Up KAL on Ravelry, Sprucey Lucy. I’m using The Yarn Bearer’s Uber Sock yarn from May’s Nightmare Club shipment (the theme was “Falling”). I really love how this yarn knits up!
I’m still debating about starting the one from the book, Lacy Ribs. I think I want to finish Sprucey Lucy first, but we’ll see.
Soon, pictures of me modeling Decimal (once it’s dry) and more progress pictures of Hey Teach!