My second NaKniSweMoDo project is complete. This is the Green Gables, completed in Woolganics yarn from a co-op at the end of last year. This is the Blossom colourway. Defintely more of a terracotta tone, but lovely and people who have seen me knitting with it have admired the colour. I cannot recommend it highly enough as a knitting experience – soft and buttery yarn that did not split at all. Not even once in the whole garment! I knit it on 4mm Knitpicks Nickel tips, and the arms were done on 40cm Addis – the pattern recommends DPNs but the 40cm was fine for my size. This was another easy knit, but I don’t see the point in knitting complicated stuff if it’s not easy to wear. At the end of the day, I am still a SAHM who needs things to be practical. That said, I am thinking about a lighter knit for my next project. I thought the Paton’s Serenity I saw my friend knitting with the other day was divinely light. It should suit the humid months we have ahead of us in my home town.
I have to confess that it seemed like not a lot went right today – kids not napping at the same time, DH’s car fixing project making things worse instead of better, a trip into the shops that was about 3 hours past the optimum time for the kids. Hmph. Anyway, it was nice to end the day with a completed project, to block it and to have it look good. I think that the blocking of this sweater is essential to make the lace pop. The neckline was rolling over when I tried in on during knitting but blocking made it come right.
I got DH to take the project pics in front of the beautiful new mural my PIL had painted since our last visit. A homage to Magritte I believe. Annnyway, here goes…
I would love to show you more pics, but alas, I’m holidaying in the land of dial-up… and I might be here all night if I did 🙂