I hope this finds you well. First of all, thank you for sharing your good reads with me, I have saved your list and it will keep me entertained for quite a bit. Some of the books I knew but there were many new ones.
Pattern: Ursula (Colours of Shetland) by Kate Davies
Yarn: Ullgarn (2ply) by Svarta Fåret for white and greys (abt 400g) and Satakieli by Vuorelma for orange
Needle: 2,75mm and 3mm
Ursula was a good knit:
I learned something new. I had never before knitted set-in top-down sleeves. I highly recommend this if you have never tried it, it took out the stress of setting in sleeves.
It was challenging with all the steeking but not too much. There is nothing to fear, have courage and try it.
It was interesting with stranded body but quick with simple and plain sleeves.
It took a good amount of time, I could really focus on it without worrying to be done too soon but I could see the progress, as it is quite small.
I really like the way it turned out, the fit is good, it is light and I love the colors. They are perfect for my January, there is white snow and the world is full of shades of grey but there is also some orange, to remind me of the sun returning.By changing the colors to fit my landscape I continued in the same spirit somehow.
I could not think up a good way to line the sleeve steeks but left them with the crochet finishing. They seem to hold on well and I believe with time they will felt little bit and will stay neat.So far lots of false starts; I have not been able to settle into any serious knitting... No matter how hard I tried to avoid being trapped in "between projects", I seem to be there right now. Hopefully I can find something good soon! I know I will, for sure.
Wool with you,