I am so sorry! I know I have been super quiet for awhile now. I’m having difficulties at work and have been a grumpy grouch lately. I’m working hard to correct it, but I don’t want to expose you guys to complaints and general grumpiness. I have lots to tell you, though. As soon as I can, I’ll tell you all about my first trip to Rhinebeck, all my new yarn, and what I’m working on right now.
Until then, I’ll leave you with a funny pic of Boy Child.
I finally have a finished project to show!
When I started, I named this one the Autumn Leaves Cardigan because the beautiful copper color reminded me of the leaves that magically appear in the fall. Little did I know that it would fulfill its name. You see, I dearly love autumn. Here in the South, autumn often brings sweet relief from oppressive heat. It also brings the aforementioned leaves. I look forward to this time of year constantly. It always, always seems to take forever to get here. Like kids long for summer vacation, I long for fall. I longed for this one to be done.
I even got to use my cute little fabric buttons!
I used Wendy Bernard’s Pink pattern (Ravelry link). I wanted a v-neck cardigan, so I worked until the pattern said to join for working in the round, only I didn’t join. I also did not work the decreases for the arms. I always wish I had more room in the arms. Now that I’m done, I find it is a little too much room. I also worked turn hems instead of ribbing. In hindsight, I should have done the same with the button bands. I think it may be a little short, but I’m sure it will be okay with jeans.
I was worried a little about this yarn. Most of the comments I’ve read say that Swish Worsted is not truly a superwash wool. Based on this, I threw it in the sink, rolled it in my blocking towels and threw it on the blocking boards. I noticed that it was stretching under the weight of the water. Since I wanted it to be form fitting, I decided to take a chance and threw it in the dryer on low. It worked like a charm! It did fuzz up a little, but it became so much softer.
I planned on this being the only sweater I was going to take with me to Rhinebeck, but now I’m not sure I like it enough to take with me. I’ve started a new sweater, Lucy in the Sky. I’m hoping I can finish it before we leave. Keep your fingers crossed!
Why, yes, I do remember watching reruns of Laugh In.
I have been working on so many super secret projects, I’ve had to be a little quiet on the blogging front. I started a new project that I can share. I wanted to knit knee-high socks for my trip, but it looks like I’m not going to have enough time to finish any using fingering weight yarn. So, I got to thinking. I have 5 random skeins of worsted weight (Knit Picks Wool of the Andes) that has been sitting in my stash for about five years. I love toe up socks. The two thoughts collided and I decided to work up a basic pattern for worsted weight boot socks.
Now I know they look a little boring, but sometimes you need a basic knit that goes with everything. Like my plans for a basic knee-high pattern for fingering weight yarn, I hope the worsted pattern works out.
1. I have a history of making decisions very quickly.
2. What the weather is going to be like in Rhinebeck is something I wish I knew.
3. I’m eating (or recently ate) Fuji Apple Chicken Salad from Panara Bread.
4. I can’t wait to get on the road, again.
5. So that’s it, that’s all the time I have left to knit for our trip?
6. A little knitting is better than nothing!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to finishing one sock, tomorrow my plans include trying to finish sewing a lap blanket and Sunday, I want to go to church!