Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Best sweater EVAR!

Hey Robin,
In a whirlwind of finishing projects, I have three to present to you today! Yippee!
First is what will probably become the sweater-I-want-to-be-buried-in. It's so smooshy and lovely and I KNEW that as soon as the last seam was sewn the weather would go all-phenomenal on me and I wouldn't be able to wear it. I think this curse is more reliable than the boyfriend one (for those not-in-the-know the story is, don't knit a sweater for a boyfriend because he'll leave you... probably because he is overwhelmed that you like him that much).

Project notes: Notre Dame de Grace by Veronik Avery,
used less than 5 skeins of Malabrigo worsted in lettuce colorway.

Meanwhile, I bound-off AND blocked two lace shawls that I had been working for a while.

The first started as a birthday gift to myself. I cast it on ON my birthday, the yarn was a gift from another yarnie :) It's lovely and I have no idea when I will have a chance to wear it but I'll be darned if I won't find one...

Project notes: Swallowtail by Evelyn Clark,
used just over 3 skeins of malabrigo silky

This last one was cast-on on a lark. It was the middle of "Malabrigo March" which is basically this massive knit-along with a group I am friends with (membership is now in the hundreds!) I already had many projects going but 'needed' a lace project. I'm sorry for the crap-quality of the picture. I think something happened in editing so I will see if I can fix that later. This is a bit of Estonian lace and while it was very pleasant on the whole, if I never make a 'sssk' stitch again I will be a happy gal. This is a 'shawlette' so it's more like a neckerchief or something. Sorry there isn't a modeled photo of this one yet.

Project notes: Laminaria from knitty.com;
used less than one skein of Malabrigo laceweight in Brilliante colorway.

I am trying to clear-out a few more projects before casting anything new on... mostly because I am not sure what I want to make next, but also because I feel guilty having so many things going at once.