WIP: Taiyo Sock Sleeveheart Shawl

I love Noro yarns.  I love the funky colorways and the variations in the yarn itself. I know it’s pricey, but I get it about once a year as a treat for myself.

This year, it’s the Noro Taiyo Sock yarn (that is being discontinued by the way) that I bought at the Ball & Skein Shop in Lititz, PA, and is included in the stash flash post here.  I also got the free pattern, Taiyo Sleeveheart Variation by Julie Kubitsky, at the shop, too.  You can also get it on Ravelry.

I knit a lot of the shawl by watching the Olympics, especially over the past weekend, when the games were winding down with some big gold medals matches and races.  I got a lot knit over a few days, since I only started the project on Thursday, August 18.

I will post the final completed shawl after blocking and such.  I think it’s going to be lovely!

Also, if you’re interested, here are the details on Ravelry.

I’d love to hear about what you’re working on right now.  Let me know in the comments!

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Second Raglan WIP

I am just having fun with raglan sweaters lately.  I started a second one that I’m knitting on my breaks at work, and it’s going to be short-sleeved.

First, I must apologize for not posting at all last week.  I got sick, and have been dealing with a pretty scary health issue on top of that.  I promise I will get back into the swing things a little better here.

So, this is the short-sleeved one, and the long sleeved one is coming along just fine.  I’m am two-thirds done with the first sleeve.  I always forget how long and tedious knitting a sleeve, any sleeve can be.  Still one almost done, one to go.

This particular raglan is still being knit via the instructions in “Knitting for Dummies.”  I like the formula they present in there.  It seems to be working, but I’ll make that call when I put the sweaters on for the first time.

So, that’s what’s on my needles here at work.