August 26, 2015
Presenting my first attempt at a custom fit sweater! And the shoulders are too wide. I guess I got my measurements a little bit off? It is not so bad that I would rip the whole thing our and redo it, which is what the fix would almost need to be. Otherwise I really like the simple construction, and V-neck which you can’t see in this photo. I will spend some time gushing over the Western Sky Knits yarn, dyed in a rust, blue and grey colourway. I really love it and am so glad I impulsively snatched it up. I alternated skeins so that I got a really nice balance of pattern without any pooling. Just lovely. I think I need to redo measurements, perhaps with a friend this time before I attempt another custom fit knit!
August 24, 2015
It is the last week of summer, and I’m itching to finish up projects before September 1, of the start of the fall. Even not having gone to school in so many years, this will always be the start of fall for me. I have been working on these three sweaters all summer, wildly casting on the new project before finishing the old one, and I am almost to the end of each. I am knitting the sleeves of the beige/crimson summer cardigan, starting the sleeves of the Ursula, and finishing the yoke of Lupine (as I pull the yarn off the bottom. I will then need to reknit the bottom, sigh). I learned new skills with Ursula, crochet reinforced steeks, and am about to do another short row cap sleeve, which is always challenging to get started on. Can I finish all of these in a week? No, but perhaps I can finish up two of them.
In anticipation of September 1, I have started a pile of potential. These are the projects I hope to tackle in the fall! I enjoyed pulling all this yarn out, and am slowly winding it up. My knitting group is doing a Starshower knit along, I have my last project in the Canada KAL to finish, and there is 3 sweaters worth of yarn there. I think I know which project is up first, but I’m undecided after that, hence pulling all the potentials out to look at. Oooh I can’t wait.
Along with the goal of completing WIP by Sept 1, I am also hoping to present all of my FO’s by then, as I am very behind. I did manage to complete some things this spring and summer! Next up will be a sweater I finished just in time for it to be too hot to wear!