I find myself being much more of a Joiner of Things this year than I have in the past. I participated in my first KAL this summer, So Very Shannon‘s Tops, Tanks, and Tees KAL, where I started and finished my Vivian tank (which I love! It’s amazing knit in STF Nona. Success!
Now, I’ve joined Shannon’s Summer Sweater KAL (which I’m also sponsoring), and the 2016 Ravellenic Games, AND Tin Can Knits’ Paintbox KAL, all for the first time. The Ravellenic deadline is, of course, the end of the closing ceremonies on August 21. The Paintbox deadline is September 8, and Shannon’s deadline is September 10, but I’m shooting for August 21! We’ll see how that goes.
I’m knitting North Shore by Tin Can Knits, one of the projects in my What I’m Knitting Next queue. Cast on on August 5, late into the Olympic Opening Ceremonies (because I decided my gauge watch, while on gauge, was too limp, so I reswatched and went down a needle size … and up a sweater size, since I was in between sizes anyway. I figured out that with the tighter gauge, I’d land somewhere in between sizes, so hopefully it will work out perfectly).
First sleeve is now done, and I’m past the ribbing at at the spot to add the colorwork on the second sleeve.
Mods, so far:
- Knit a 2×2 twisted rib instead of regular, because I love how twisted rib looks.
- Added a colorwork band of waves, one of the charts for the yoke, to the sleeve. More colorwork = more fun in my book.
Future planned mod: add colorwork to the bottom of the sweater body, too. In the wave pattern, although I may add more rows so it’s a bit wider.
Anyone else participating in the Ravellenic Games, or Shannon’s KAL, of the Paintbox KAL, or another KAL? Whatcha knitting?