This weekend I finished dyeing the yarn for my February Lady Sweater, it took two batches because the first time the color was just too blue so I over dyed it again with some yellower Kelly Green acid dye. I have decided to call this my Wicked Lady sweater because well, I went and saw Wicked with Will two weeks ago and it is green, it just seemed natural, plus I always wanted to be a wicked woman, so much more fun then being well behaved.
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After completing the back I had gotten 6 inches into the front only to have to rip it out and half halfheartedly start over. Then the first few inches languished for a year due to lost momentum. It is a common knitting problem and nothing is sadder then losing your mojo for a project, but I am happy to report mine is back. Last night I finally made it into the decrease rows and had the right number of stitches on the bias side panels so I can confidently knit on. Now the challenge is to finish this puppy before next month so that 1) I can wear it! 2) So I can cast on for this! :
This is the February Ladies Sweater by Pamela Wynne ; it is an adult version of Elizabeth Zimmerman’s “Baby Sweater on Two Needles,” from Knitter’s Almanac. The Berkeley gals have decided to do a knit along next month so that gives me about 3 weeks to knit up the rest of Sidelines and get yarn figured out for the F.L.S.
And I already have my next project after F.L.S. all picked out! It will be another sweater, also a top down, Margot by Linden Heflin. I even have the yarn already. This was in fact going to be my next project but then the KAL was organized.
That is currently all I have planned other then to finish up a couple UFO still hanging around. I am hoping to back into the swing of blogging more in depth again too but is has been hard without a good camera, hopefully ours gets sent in to be fixed soon.
All for now!
This Saturday was World Wide Knit in Public Day. The Berkley Knitters made a good show of it and we headed out to a local park to enjoy the sunshine (although we all forgot sunscreen and ended up a bit pink).
There was a great spread with chocolate chip cookies, couscous salad, brie, baguette, tomatoes, cherries, mini-pitas, hummus, veggie spears and crackers.
The youngest attending member was very kean on the pitas and hummus.
We can’t wait till next year, we really must have another knitting picnic soon.