Dear Connie –
This month’s wrap-up is going to be a speedy one, because in a few hours I’m leaving the house to spend a week in China. So without further ado…
This month I finished two sweaters. One was a win and the other was…a lesson learned.
This is Vodka Lemonade by Thea Colman in Classic Elites Fortuna. I shortened the sleeves significantly because it means I’ll be able to wear it more in warmer weather. I really love it. I finished it by adding a closure with snaps, but still had some gapping. So I bought a cute silver tie tack from these guys and liked the results to well I think I’ll be utilizing it for more open-fronted cardigans in the future.
Which brings us to the Wispy Cardi by Hannah Fettig in madelinetosh tosh lace. I’m only showing you the back view because the front is…no bueno. The lesson learned here is that even though this is a well-written pattern and an elegant sweater on many a fetching young lady, it just is not right for my body type. I never wear the Hitofude I made, so I should have thought better of doing another one (in laceweight, even!) but there it is.
I do have to say that, even after I unpicked the first bind-off for the neck, the yarn stood up beautifully. I’m often hesitant to work with laceweight, because of it’s perceived fragility, but I was really impressed with this yarn.
And for my one step forward!!
I don’t want to say too much about this now, because I want to dedicate an entire post to it, but this picture is my little duck (when she was a good deal smaller) in a sweater I always l always loved. When Kate Davies published the Northmavine Hoody, I knew it was right up my street except that I wanted to alter the colorway a bit. The swatch on the right is not superbly lit, but the I chose colors of Knit Picks Palette to match that old baby sweater.
And as we leave March, we find my very first BLATANT VIOLATION of Project Cha Cha. I’m going to be on a plane or a bus for a good part of the next week. I needed (NEEDED, I say!) a dummy sock to while away the long hours. This is Stitch, Please Sapphire Label Self-Striping in Psychedelic Onyx, and we are in love. Excuse the horrible lighting and crash zoom of my couch, because it’s before 6 am and I just took this.
I think you can expect a couple pictures of this sock as it traipses through China!
2017 Stats as of 3/31/17:
18 projects on the needles
8 projects OFF the needles
13 from before 2017, 5 after (1 ILLICIT)
Overall % completion 1/1/17: 46%
Overall % completion 3/31/17: 65%