Well, the FLAK swatch is done and blocked and I'm pretty happy with the results.
Here is a close up of the Baby Honeycomb showing the difference between using a cable needle and not. The bottom ones made with a cable needle are much crisper.
I had the ball winder out so I decided to wind some of the Elann Peruvian Highland wool so I'd have it when the knit-along started. I was very disappointed in the number of knots. I wound 7 - 50g skeins and ended up with a knot in every single skein except one. 2 skeins had 2 knots each. I ended up with 17 balls of yarn, some very small. I should have expected this when I ran into a knot on the very first skein. I won't be buying this yarn again :(
On the other hand, I would 3 skeins of Classic Elite Renaissance and I only had 1 knot and it was towards the end of one skein. That is the first knot I've come across in the 8 skeins I've used of this yarn. I will be buying this yarn again :)
till later ~~Dene