...no more of my dirty looks?!?(completely random and gratuitous Bud pic)
It's the first real day of summer for me. I can't believe it is here already.
my job, and one of the things I really
love about it is the fact that I have summers off!
Although I do think that all the things I have planned to fill the days ahead will fill up at least 2 summers... hmmm.
My FO teaser from my last post, still isn't quite a true finished object. I still need to put on the buttons.Pattern:
February Baby Jacket by Elizabeth ZimmermanYarn:
Dream in Color Classy "Cloud JungleNeedles:
I loved making this pattern the first time with the lace
, and I loved making it this time without too. I thought I would need more than one skein to make this sweater, so I bought two. I finished using less than one, so I have a full skein of this wonderful enigmatic color left for something else.
The last row of garter stitch on the yoke is an increase row. Without the lace, it really shows in that transition to plain stockinette. I may try to add one more row of garter stitch for a cleaner look if I make another one without lace.
In honor of my long summer days ahead I cast on for a couple of new projects - I have a feeling there are more to come.
The first I have been planning for awhile. I was inspired by Claudine's Little Cables Hat
to write a pattern for socks. I worked out the math way back in January - luckily I wrote it down - and cast on last Friday to be a part of the Sock Knitter's Anonymous "Design Your Own" month.Pattern:
My own "Farfalle Socks"Yarn:
Dream in Color Smooshy "Happy Forest"Needles:
I loved this color so much I decided to get a sweater's worth in the worsted weight - that may be a new work in progress soon.
I am so late to the party with my other WIP - there are
of it in Ravelry.
Can over 6000 knitters really be wrong?
Blue Sky 100% AlpacaNeedles:
This yarn was some of my bargain trailer purchase from the Shepherd's Choice festival.
I'm not really a fan of scarf knitting - I'm not sure I have the endurance to repeat, repeat, repeat without the milestones of heels and sleeves to keep me going. We will have to see.
I wanted to be sure I had enough yarn for a good length, so I cut out one increase repeat at the start.
There are not only knitting projects in the works this summer...
we finally got a start on recovering our sad looking dining room chairs.
We acquired some free sample fabric from a store that shall not be named (ahem). Since they are samples, we had to choose 4 different fabrics - there isn't enough of any one.
We started with my favorite.
One down, three to go.
Lastly... we have a new addition at our house, and not a moment too soon with the projections for gas prices this summer.