On the Needles – October 31, 2014

Hay Cove, the test knit for Laura Aylor, is off the needles! Last night I got most of the tail weaving done but still have part of one sleeve left to do. The pattern is not yet available but I will let you know when Laura releases it. 

My sweater has not been blocked yet. This morning I’m going to run to town and see if I can find buttons, then I’ll soak it and block it and it will be so beautiful. We have cold weather coming next week so I intend to find a shirt that I can wear with it and start using it right away!

I would like to add a huge thank you to the elves at The Loopy Ewe. With the great Project Planner, TLE now offers, I was able to get some yarns that thought would work but needed a little help. The folks there were so nice and helpful and they’re the ones who put the final colors together for me.

Hay Cove

Hay Cove

Until it’s time to cast on the new Carabe, I’ll be working on Father Time, which is my cowl for Loopy Academy.

Father Time

Father Time

Carabe Knit Along . . of Sorts

Remember Nicole’s Carabe? I should have gotten a picture of Nicole and Addie wearing their matching Carabes when I was there. We went out one day and they both wore them and they were so cute!

Carabe

Carabe

Amy has yarn for a Carabe and she’s been wanting to make it. I’m making one for a friend so we decided to start our projects together on Sunday. Anyone want to do them with us? 

The pattern is available here. If there’s enough interest, we can do link boxes, or you can show them on Fridays . . whatever you want to do, I’ll go along with it.

Hay Cove Test Knit

Hay Cove is the test knit I’m working on for Laura Aylor. The pattern isn’t available yet but I love this pattern. I know . . I say that about every one but this one I really love. This is probably the heaviest sweater I’ve made. The yarn is Cascade 220® (not superwash) and it’s much heavier than the superwash version and I love it. At first, it feels a little scratchy, especially compared to all the hand dyed yarns I’ve worked with, but after a while, it doesn’t feel scratchy and I’m so anxious to see how it’s going to feel once it’s soaked and blocked.

Here’s the sweater with everything done except the button bands and the collar, and of course, weaving in all the tails. Excuse the hair . . I’d been out working in the garden (but the truth is . . it probably always looks that ratty on the back side!).

Hay Cove

Hay Cove

The sweater isn’t too heavy and will be perfect for our winter. I’m thinking I might want to make one that’s more neutrals . . I’m thinking of a dark tan in place of the brown deep gray (the color is Jet) and then some lighter tan and creams.