Slouchy Gauntlets in Dream in Color Classy “Happy Forest” colorway
Have you ever had a ball of yarn that is so great, yet, each time you cast on with it, something goes wrong? That was the case with this yarn. I bought it nearly 4 years ago in Chicago and I have cast on for projects *at least* 4 times with it, none of them amounting to anything. Ripped. (Then again, the yarn cake produced one of my favorite yarn photos of all time, so for that, I am grateful.) This pattern – simple elbow-length mitts – seems to be holding tight. It is also showing off the varied shades of green in the yarn. Happy Forest, indeed.
A simple top-down raglan short-sleeved cardigan for summer. It’s off to a nice start, and is a simple project. I hope to actually wear it this summer – when I can handle a wool blend against the skin, that is. Maryland gets quite sticky in the summer. I got this yarn – Berroco Vintage DK – at WEBS this past Spring and I really like the way it is knitting up.
I am hoping to finish these adult-sized knits soon, or else they will have to take a backseat to the swath of baby knits I am planning as the resident “crafty auntie. The official news is that another baby girl is on the way this October for my sister – Baby V will have a baby sister! Good news is that some of V’s knits can get more wear, but I am planning some more special knits for Girl #2. My favorite baby/child knit inspiration is coming from the adorable Norwegian site, Pickles. Looking at the site is a cute overload (I mean, right? a baby turban? adorable). If you follow me on Ravelry, you know I have been queuing up many of their patterns…
Speaking of… I have to put some finishing touches on the Eyelet Vest for Baby V – she will be here next week for a visit!