When last I wrote I was on a sweater break. I did get tired of making yarn balls when the only scrap yarn I had was 100% acrylic and was grossing me out. I can’t believe that was the only yarn I used to knit with. I would probably still be an off and on knitter, if the internet and now Ravelry hadn’t open my eyes to the possibilties and options out in the world. Now I am addicted, and fussy about my yarn. The other day someone offered me a bag of yarn, that I could tell at a glance was acrylic, based on the well known brand, and I couldn’t bring myself to take it. It was very sweet of her to think of me, but I just couldn’t do it. I would have been taking it to either give away myself or throw out once I determine the extent of the brown spots I also noticed.
Well, I did finished the Rose Bisque Sweater but before that I also made some more washcloths from Lion Cotton Ease:
Also off the needles is a sack I made from Lion Cotton Ease to carry my sock knitting in. I am not thrilled with how the draw string works and may use something else but the bag is, in my humble opinion, cute.
With the left over Cotton Ease, I made a Ice Pack Cozy for my lunch bag.
Last weekend I did, indeed, finished the sweater. I was a bigger project for me and is, actually, the first sweater i have ever hand knitted for myself. I have made a couple of machine knitted ones in worsted weight that I never actually wore very much. This one is lighter and I may actually wear it with enjoyment. Not actually thrilled with pink, but my husband likes it.
I did add a few details of my own by knitting lace trim on the sleeves and hem and crocheting an edging for the neckline. The original pattern used several novelty yarns and I think the pattern relied on that and there was no provision for trim or ribbing of any kind.
Hem and sleeve trim.
What’s up now? I am working on a pattern I am knitting as a participant in the Ravelympics on Ravely. I am on Team Blue Moon and and participating in the SocK Put event. I had a bit of a set back today, when I had to frog my socks and start over, but I am optimistic that I will still finish them before the end of the Olympics. 🙂
I hope to turn the following Blue Moon yarn into a cool pair of socks:
Have a great week.