The scarf collection has to new handknit additions–both summery and sweet as sugar:
|The Trendsetter Dolcino was purchased at FAS for some "swatchage". I was really attracted to the texture and color (Pink 25), and this drop-stitch shows of the yarn very well. Perfect match for summer cardigans, tees and tanks.|
… and another pink one…
|I have been using a lot of cotton lately, and lovin’ every minute of it. This Aurora Bazar is a great heavy worsted weight cotton that is a dream to work with. The color was the star in my book, so a simple stockinette showed off the variegation well.Â All About Yarn only carried this one line of yarn under the Aurora brand–I wonder if they other yarns are as good?|
As I looked over my stash, and my projects, I noticed the WIPs that have been sitting for an ice age. I am embarassed by them… and now the time has come to decide whether they should stay or go. Frog or Finish?
|I was really excited about this cardigan a year ago, and now it does not really tickle my fancy anymore. Sure, I would still wear it, but I can think of some other patterns that I would like more. I had a complete back and the left front panel almost complete–but then I frogged the panel because the cable was wonky. So, should the frogging stop there? Methinks I should cast this cardi into the frog pond… Verdict: Frog!|
|Kris sometimes hints that he wants a sweater… he saw this pattern in the craft store last year, and he chose the yarn for it that day. The sweater is simple and handsome, and while the yarn, Bernat Denim Style, is not the same color I would’ve chose, I do like it and would work with it again.Â Verdict: Finish!|
I had the back and 3/4 of the front finished before it went into exile, so, last night, I finished the front, and nearly one sleeve (not pictured) while watching Numbers and Life Aquatic (weird and whimsical flick). So, with a little more work (others have called this stage Sleeve Island…) I will be moving this pullover into the FO category… just in time for Kris to put in the top of his closet waiting for cooler temperatures. I wish I had finished it earlier so he could get one decent wear out of it before Maryland swampiness sets in.
Also on the needles: Cotton Ease boatneck pullover, Balmoral’s second sleeve, and my long-neglected Lucky Clover cardigan.
I took the advice of Heidi and ordered 13 skeins of KnitPicks Andean Silk in Lettuce for my sister’s wedding afghan. (Included in this order were two skeins of Sock Garden in Geranium, because I fell in love with Elisa’s last week!) Once this yarn comes, I need to get a move on the afghan. There is not really a chance that I will finish in time for the wedding (June 4th!) but, I hope to get it to them soon after. It still has not really occured to me that my little sister will be getting married and moving to the other side of the world yet… hmm…
|Kris and I are planning to go to the Wine in the Woods festival late Sunday afternoon. We have been going to this festival for as long as we have been legal, and it is always a good time. If you happen to be there, and happen to see me, don’t be shy|