Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Friday 3 June 2016

On and Off the Needles

My Travellers End sweater is done. I took the last stitches in it on Tuesday, and then decided immediately to get the ends sewn in and get it blocked. I have a bad habit of procrastinating both those tasks, so I figured that I’d do them while I had the sweater still in my hands. As of today, it is blocked and dried and now all it needs are buttons.
Since that one is done, I decided right away to start another one. I found Roads End while surfing around the Ravelry website a while back. I have a small number of skeins of Malabrigo Rios in two different colours, not enough of either to make one sweater, but enough when combined. I’d been looking for a striped sweater pattern for a while. I really like the textured areas in this one. I cast on for this one last night, and have most of the ribbing for the neckline done. At this point I need to start paying attention to putting in stitch markers and counting for increases, so I decided to set it aside until I was more alert than what I am at 11 o’clock at night. I had planned on doing mine in just two colours, but while in a cute little yarn shop yesterday, buying double pointed size 4mm needles, I found a dark contrast colour that contrasts perfectly with the other two. So, here are the three colours. What’s so kinda cool about this is that the dark burgundy on the right is from an independent dyer called Lichen and Lace in Sackville New Brunswick, so I can support Canadian made goods. I’m going to have to check out some of their other stuff at some point.
I’m linking up to Judy’s On the needles.


  1. Your sweater is Gorgeous!! How exciting to have a lovely finish. I'm like you... if I don't sew in the ends right away.. it doesn't happen for a long time. Your new yarns are beautiful.

  2. Beautiful finish Cathy!!! I'm planning to tackle my first sweater project this fall.

  3. Your blue sweater is lovely and I am impressed that you did the weaving and blocking right away. I really have trouble getting around to those things. ;-)


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