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Last night I finished the sleeve I was working on for Georgina as well as the other front.  I still have to sew up the other half and make the collar, but the finish line is near!  I’m really pushing myself to finish this one, because the yarn is making me a bit batty.

But no pictures of that for now.  Last night I wound up a skein of Knitpicks Gloss in Concord and swatched for Thermal.  I wanted to see if I liked the waffle stitch enough to do it for an entire sweater.  I suspected that I would… and I was right!

The swatch above uses 2.75 mm needles, and I think I will need 2.5s for the actual sweater.  That’s ok… I will order them when I order the yarn for Thermal.  Gloss is a lovely yarn.  I’m still not sure on color, but I need to decide today so that I can order!  I really want the pumpkin, but I need someone to tell me if it’s a bright orange (which I can’t wear) or a rusty/terracotta orange, which I can wear.  I’ve tried looking for photos, but I can’t tell which it is!  Is this a redhead friendly orange?

Small needles are such a relief after the size 10 logs I’ve been knitting Georgina on.

I got pretty yarn from a trade today too… Sweet Georgia superwash sock in Fondant.  Pretty, no?