What's on the needles?
All this time I may not have been blogging, but I have been knitting. I have two finished objects that are needing to be blocked and photographed. I should have them ready for a Friday FO post.
|Hoaloha, it is past this stage, but this is my best capture of the true color.|
|The Levenwick sweater is further along, but this image shows the collar area.|
Are you sitting down? I know you will probably try and tell me I'm nuts, but I think I may rip out and begin again. I see so many sloppy joins in the Levenwick, and I wish I had made the collar on smaller needles for a firmer fabric that would stand up. It is still on the needles, but my other challenge is trying to knit the second sleeve without my notes. I don't recall how many stitches I had on the holder and how many I picked up. In the name of symmetry, I add this concern to the "Frog or not" decision.
WIPs, aka Works in Progress
Here is what I am currently working on.
Miami Beach Shawl, by Vera Sanon
Yarn: Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton on size 7 needles
This yarn has been sitting in stash since 2010. I bought it from Stitch House before I understood matching yarn to a pattern. I had planned to make the Que Sera sweater, but it calls for worsted weight and the Ultra Pima is a DK. Instead of a cardigan I decided on a shawl accessory piece. I like the pattern and found it went quickly, but there are short rows ahead and that is always a bit of a stumbling block for me. I will report back next week with results, hopefully a finished object!
Sanibel Cowl by Beth Ann Paustian
Yarn: Novelty yarn, 2 ply shrimp and taupe rayon, from the Saco River Dyehouse and Yarn shop sale room. Knitting with size 8 needles.
The pattern was suggested by my friend Julie of the blog Urban Mouse Country House. I am enjoying the ease of working up this pattern. I find it to be a "potato chip" knit, one where it is difficult to stop working on. The yarn is a two ply rayon in taupe and shrimp, it is one of the yarns I bought at the Saco River Dyehouse opening event where the sale room was filled with bags of yarn.
|For $3.00 a pound, I got all of this.... seven pounds worth!|
THE EAST COAST KNITTERS
Long Time No See Summer KAL
We have a Ravelry group called The East Coast Knitters. I urge you to become a member of the group. In order to be in the drawing, you'll need to post a photo and description of the project at the start. You will come back to the same post, click the edit button and add your finished object photo to be eligible to win one of a number of prizes.
Julie has been busy sewing project bags, one of which will be a prize, and I will gift you a Ravelry pattern of your choice (value up to $7.00). Consider joining in, the pattern is easy and lightweight and will make a nice accessory for summer.