My Quill ~ the center square is finally finished! Stats: 36,856 stitches, 896yds (6.4 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in 'Pumpernickel'), 332.0 grams & 30" x 30".
I'm making the larger size even larger by using worsted weight yarn. Churchmouse Yarns estimated I would need about 30% more yarn than the fingering weight yardage the pattern specifies. I got 50% more just to be safe. I'm glad I did. I'm already sweating that I'll run out.
Five : the number of basins of water it took to soak the excess dye from this 'Long Johns' Brooklyn Tweed Shelter I'm using in my Quill. I'm so glad I took my own advice and checked for bleeding. I almost didn't. I would have had a huge mess since this color sits right next to 'Fossil' in my color scheme, and Fossil is the color of bone. Yikes.
The Rachel Shawl. I have one repeat done so far but we're still getting new people added to our knitalong ~ I'm just going to mosey along through this one and enjoy it. The pattern has been out for 11 days and although pattern sales have slowed way down, we're making a difference! If you're curious, here are the numbers:
♥ patterns sold : 73
♥ money raised in 11 days : $292.00 (thank you!!)
♥ number of days left to raise money : 47
If you're new to the blog and want to know what we're up to, here are some links ~ take a peek!
Thanks so much to everyone that has contributed so far (hopefully you're enjoying the pattern and the knitting as well as knowing that you've helped to do something wonderful!). I'm still awed by all the touching comments and personal notes I've gotten on Ravelry. I can't say it enough ~ knitters are an amazing group of people!
I hope the weekend finds you all spending time with loved ones and dreaming of autumn knitting :)