I had the best of intentions for Project Spectrum: finishing all sorts of colorful crafts, trying new patterns, etc. While I did do several things, I also left a lot undone. I am realizing through this Clean Sweep month that my good intentions translate into a busy September!
Take the Seed Stitch purse I started back in April… If you blinked, you probably missed it. I only blogged about it once.
I am using some inherited Tahki Cotton Classic in gold, and basing my purse on the one seen in the book, Cool Girls’ Guide to Knitting. The buttons are from my grandmother’s tin, all of the orange ones I could find. I may mix in some other buttons from my collection, but I like seeing the seed stitch in the background. I am planning to use a pillowcase I found at the thrift store as the liner for this bag. So, all of the ingredients will be hand-me-downs or thrifted!
The Pomegranate Hoodie is still forefront on the Finish List. I worked on her all weekend, and the front is nearly complete.
The yarn is quite a lovely color – despite how it looks on your monitor. It is hard to photograph without looking too “harsh” and fiery. It is actually more pink than orange, and I hope that shows when it is finished. Paula and Kate did an amazing job with this yarn – there is no pooling, just a beautiful variegation of light and dark pomegranate colors. Just to make sure that the colors matched my complexion, I did the ol’ yarn-by-face trick before balling the second hank. The yarn even looks nice as a cowl/necklace!
I was able to make such great progress on the hoodie because I had a great companion who knit with me all day on Saturday! Jenna was “baching” it this weekend, so she made a trip to the ‘burbs to see me, get some yummy Indian cuisine, and shop at the LYS. After all of that, we made a cozy nest in my basement, watched movies and the Discovery Channel, and knit the night away. Despite the rainy day, we had a wonderful time.
Behold! A finished Carla sweater!
Jenna finished her Project Spectrum August knit: The Carla sweater from Rowan’s It’s a Tape Thing. Just brilliant! I think hers turned out better than mine - maybe that is because I am on such a brown kick lately. She just blogged about it too! She also had something to do with this…
14 Balls of DK wool – brown, cream, and eggplant
Jenna wanted to go to All About Yarn and buy some yarn for her next pair of socks. They just happened to have this lovely wool on sale – Jo Sharp DK Wool – and I just happened to have a pattern in mind for it.
CosmicPluto did this sweater last winter, and I can’t wait to have my own version. Brown as the base color, cream as the bird’s eye pattern, and eggplant as the collar and sleeve edge. Jenna and I sat on the floor of All About Yarn putting this combo together, and I really couldn’t be happier.
Adding another knit to the list… yet another “good intention”.