Thursday, August 19, 2010

Dear Mom,
I finished the cotton sweater I've been working on, just in time for the return of heat and humidity. Oh well. I was foolish to think the 90 degree/90% humidity were behind us.

The pattern is Kira, and the yarn is Cascade Yarn's Ultra Pima, color Marigold. The sleeves have a pretty lace detail:
 The thing that attracted me to this sweater pattern is the unusual neckline detail. I liked the option of wearing it open as shown, or buttoning it closed-

I covered buttons-

This was a pleasant knit. The instructions were well written and there was just enough going on throughout to keep the boring parts interesting, but not so much that I had to concentrate too much and the lace pattern on the sleeves was easy to memorize. 

Up next....

And I know I am still in the easy part, but this is fun already AND! the start to this shawl is brilliant. BRILLIANT, I tell you!

There are designs of my own swimming around in my head and making there way into my sketch pad, but right now it is a joy to be working my way through yarn and patterns that have been patiently waiting for me.