Linen and Threads SAL 2018

November’s Linen and Threads SAL section was pretty intriguing due to the intricacy of the intersecting motifs in the design. I love how it turned out!

L&T SAL - Nov finish

I enjoyed the time I spent picking my colors. The little bit of blue that I used does not really stand out. I didn’t think it would blend in that well with the green, but that’s still fine with me. (I’m a bit surprised that I’m not disappointed with this. :P)

The stitching, not to be left behind, was fun too, especially after I got the hang of the pattern and didn’t have to keep going back to the chart. Stitching while listening to books or binge watching serials – ah the bliss!

I also discovered that the new red – the one that I started using after my earlier pink ran out – does not bleed! (I was kinda sure it would, though.) While that is good, it makes the overall project look a bit inconsistent now. Do I run an ink pen over the reds to force those parts to bleed? 😀

There’s a lot of space for the December section (ooh, you can see the hem stitch border at the bottom of the picture) and I’m hoping it’s not too much to stitch. Fingers crossed.


As for the blouse I’m knitting for my mom, I’m done with the sleeves, (and they do look beautiful), but I’ve not made too much progress on the body. I’m hoping I’ll be done before this month ends so I can finally start on a brioche sweater – one of the knitting goals I had for this year was to learn brioche stitch. I did try a brioche sample a couple of months ago, but I’ve already forgotten how to go about it, 🙂 so a project will help me remember it better.

Only one month of knitting, crocheting and stitching remains before the year ends. Have you started thinking about next year already? (I haven’t.)

5 thoughts on “Linen and Threads SAL 2018

  1. Beautiful as always and the idea to run an ink pen to make the thread bleed made me laugh! Also, the December section looks huge indeed, it makes me curious what will it look like. And last but not least, I’m looking forward to seeing the finished sweater for Mom!

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    1. Thank you! I wish they’d publish the December section right now so I can get started on it already with enough time to work on it. 🙂 I remember January being a bit tedious too.
      Well, on the other hand, if I get Mom’s blouse done quickly, at least I won’t have to worry about knitting projects during the month! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Ginny! It does feel like the year went by quickly (at least hobby-wise 😉 ) I wonder what the December section will have, and I can’t wait to get started on it.
      As for next year, we know we’ll consider this SAL at least! I guess we can always think of more projects later. 🙂


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