Great weekend! Weather was cold and gloomy but the retreat was wonderful. Claudia from Country Wool did a wonderful job. It was a great group of knitters. Very relaxed and lots of new knitting info. This first picture is from my room. You can see that the weather was gray but still a great view!
This is the pattern and the beautiful yarn I worked with this weekend. The yarn is Peace Fleece. It is a wool/mohair blend. The color is called Moscow Magic Pink. It is pink with little flecks of lavender, red and teal in it. I knitted the first sleeve and about 1/3 of the second by Sunday am. Only had to frog the first sleeve 2 times. Pattern is easy once you get into it. The increases gave me some trouble but with help from the other knitters it worked out! The sweater will be reversible also. I am making a size 8 child's sweater and will see who it fits when I finish it. The sweater works from the bottom up and you add the sleeves as you go. Claudia is just an email away if I run into problems!
You can see the workbook we received from Claudia. I made lots of notes to help me understand things easier. Her worksheets were very clear. I need to mark each row I do so that I can have 2 sleeves that match!
This is a close-up of the pattern - I love the color of the yarn. It looks like cotton candy!
Will keep you posted on my progress!