So far, 2014 has been moving along quite nicely, although there has not been a great deal of knitting.
In addition to a pair of sleeves, the older daughter's oversized cardigan is coming along.
Her birthday is in the first week of February. I had hoped this would be one of her gifts, but that seems in doubt, as non-knitting obligations intrude.
I also cast on something for myself:
This is Kim from Perl Grey. It was originally intended to be knit with Aran weight yarn; however, I have held onto some complimentary fingering weight yarns for what seems like an eternity, which, when doubled, knit up perfectly to gauge.
The semi-solid one on the left is Miss Babs Yummy fingering in Roasted Pumpkin. The one on the left is Wool Candy Meringue Merino in Mad Hatter. I have 1600 yards of each. As the pattern calls for 1367 yards, I should be more than covered.
In other news, the lovely Arlene, the genius behind Bronotta Yarns, has a new dk base that she is experimenting with, and she has graciously named a new colorway after me!
Allow me to present: Lady Wilkins:
When she asked what color I wanted, I told her I was yearning for a deep celadon green. She truly delivered!
So, I have been swatching it up, waiting for it tell me what it wants to be.
I hope everyone is well and fine in this New Year.