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Rosy Featherweight Cardigan Complete
I finished my cardigan over the weekend and in time for the wedding. However, I put my dress on with the sweater and it looks not good. So I won't be wearing it after all. Poofy skirting is hard to dress up with wool. Just saying.
If you haven't knit this sweater yet, you should. It's fun and light and a great traveling project. I'm thrilled that it looks great with jeans.
I finished this shawl over a week ago and it's officially the first holiday gift of 2020. I love how this turned out! I've knit many Helen Stewart patterns and enjoy how the directions are easy to follow. There is nothing like steadily increasing stitches on every row watching the shawl take form. The yarn is from Apple Tree Knits which I highly recommend. The gradient color themes they create are fabulous and the wool blends are beautiful. I am officially done with my 'pink' phase of knitting (maybe!). Ravelry notes Joining Ginny
I finished my second hitchhiker shawl over the weekend and I'm quite pleased with the results. I decided to knit 45 teeth sections which required me to dig through my stash and unearth some purple sock yarn to achieve my goal. There is something soothing in knitting garter stitch and making each row longer and longer. I'll be saving this finished knit for the fall to wear. The yarn was a Christmas gift from a friend and I loved the colors that were throughout the skein. I started reading A Reliable Wife a few days ago and the reviews are iffy on Goodreads. However, whenever a book description includes the word 'gothic', I am roped in because in my youth I read nothing but gothic romance novels. So far I am enjoying it. Ravelry notes What are you working on this week? Joining Ginny
This post is brought to you by the color PINK. (Sesame street reference). Pink is a color I least knit with and rarely wear. However I was inspired by my flowering apple tree to dig out some pink cotton yarn from deep stash to start another cardigan . As always I am wondering if I have enough yarn but I could make 3/4 sleeves. Ah, the thrills I seek while being home bound. My other new knitting project is a Helen Stewart shawl using a pink gradient (the last one in my stash). This shawl will be a holiday gift and I know the recipient will love it. Pink is her color. Yesterday was a really good day because I started two new projects while knowing full well I have two projects that are close to being finished. What are you working on this week?