Thursday, December 30, 2010

There's time for one more, then 2010 you have to go



Last Thursday, as I was sitting having coffee with DrK, getting a rundown of her awesome yarn crawl across the USA and petting all the pretties a parcel arrived in my letterbox.

It was the Madelinetosh Club package for December - three skeins of Merino DK in a colour called 'mica'. It was love at first sight. I had to cast on immediately.



Being only three skeins, I had to be judicious in my selection of what to make with it. I went for a Goodale - and I used every last skerrick of the yarn. It's only just long enough too, but what are you gonna do?

Pattern: Goodale
Yarn: 3 skeins Madelinetosh Merino DK December Neutrals - Mica
Needle: 4.00mm (but I'm a very loose knitter)
Modifications: I alternated the 3 skeins every row, but tried to mask it by doing it after the i-cord edge at the fourth stitch. The result is not invisible, but at least it's consistent.

I also ran out of yarn and only got five rows of rib at the bottom. So I couldn't do the knitted cord for the buttonhole. I just plaited the ends sewed it in.


The raglan increases are just beautiful.

And I used my beautiful Red Button that I bought in Bendigo.


And that, as they say in the classics, is the end of that.

Tomorrow I do the year of knitting roundup. I'm pleased to say that it's so much better than 2009. Yay for GAAK!

8 comments:

DrK said...

So beautiful and so fast! It's the perfect match of yarn and pattern really. You have had a good year, looking forward to seeing them all together. Personally, I'd rather forget 2010 knitting wise, bring on the new year!!

Alrischa said...

Totally gorgeous! I would have cast that color straight on, too, but I wouldn't have finished it that fast1

Sue said...

Oh so pretty!

missfee said...

wow so fast so gorgeous - a great knit indeed and I now know what I am going to knit next

kgirl said...

GORGEOUS!

love the button, and I can "feel" the luxe of that yarn from here ;)

Rose Red said...

wow! It's gorgeous! And such lovely finishing!

RosalĂ­a said...

I love it!
Have you a happy new year!

artificiallymythic said...

Oh heavens, I'm smitten!