Gansey and TTC Project #2

Here are my updates:

(a) the gansey sweater

I’m ready to start the neck shaping now… then the sleeves… no seaming! 😉 Gotta love this pattern. Unfortunately for me, it means I’ve developed a new yarn predilection – Rowan All Seasons Cotton (probably $2million per ball where I live… got this stuff on line at Cucumber Patch but do not wish to develop an online yarn purchase habit…)

Luckily I have some more All Seasons in “sea spray” – for me! Stay tuned…

(b) TTC project #2

After what seems like years, the TTC tank #1 (below) is FINALLY at 14″ – after seeming to hold at 13″ for about 50 rounds. I must confess I cheated and did a bit at home last night. Now I can’t do any more plain knitting without shaping, so time to start a new TTC tank: the Lorelei!

Here’s the beautiful photo that led me to buy the pattern book – linked from the Knittyboard:

Knitting Betty’s Lorelei

…and here’s my swatch:

Too bad it’s not big enough to hide my face:

Using good ol’ Cotton Fleece this time around (from the stash…! Well, more or less…) together with a skein of Lang Mille Colori for the middle panel.

Wish me luck!


PS. Smoking is SO glamourous…


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