Hey! I’m back again with the rest of my knitting projects. It’s been kind of fun to revisit some of these projects. Sometimes knitting can be so slow that I feel like I’m not getting anything done, but this is a reminder that I do! I guess you don’t have to wonder what I’ve been doing in my free time for the past year ;-)
This pattern was fun and easy and uses a beautiful yarn from Noro called Cash Iroha. I got it on our trip up to Larsmont Cottage, as the yarn shop is just a few miles down the road from the resort.
Here’s the close-up:
This is the Feathers and Fan Cardigan from the Make it Modern book. I loved the cardigan in the picture, but . .
This sweater almost got the best of me. I had a hard time with understanding the pattern, plus I kept making mistakes. Then I gave up knitting for a week. Then I started up again. I just can’t help myself.
Here’s one of my major mistakes. I counted wrong so my back center seam ended up in the wrong place – as in it’s not in the center. Unfortunately I didn’t notice it until I had already picked up all the stitches for the bottom and completed the knitting.
Oh the devastation! So, I quit knitting once again. Then I saw this pattern and had to start up again:
It’s another download from Ravelry, but I changed the cable a little bit.
Here’s the front view:
I loved this yarn – I used Plymouth Yarn Royal Llama Silk and it’s soft and has beautiful texture. Speaking of fun yarns – this next yarn is by Berrocco and it’s called Seduce.
It’s very forgiving and easy to work with. It also has a beautiful shine and slubby texture which gives it a dressy, upscale look.
It wouldn’t work with cables or lots of detail, but it works for this simple, almost lacy pattern that is used in this tank.
Lasty, if you are looking for a simple project to start and finish (!) this weekend – you might want to try this pattern
This is a top down sweater, so again you have minimal seaming.
This pattern has minimal detail, so it’s the perfect chance to show off a beautiful hand dyed yarn – like this one from Chile.
I made a second one using a self-striping yarn from Noro.
Well, I am finally out of finished projects. I will try to post my knitting projects more regularly from now on, so I don’t get so behind. If you would like to find out any more details on the projects, you can now find me on Ravelry at HeatherMPeterson. Please stop by, see my page, or add me as a friend. I only have 4 so far, so I am looking to meet some new people on Ravelry! I’m still working my way through understanding this extensive site, but I love what I’ve seen so far. I just wish there was a quilting site like this! If only I had mad computer skills, I’d start one myself!