I should mention ALL the sweaters, but much like a politician giving a State of the State or a State of the Country report, I’m sweeping the UFO’s under the proverbial rug and we’ll just touch on the sweaters that have actually been touched in the past week.
First up is the Green Freedom Spirit Sweater.
I had enough yarn to do bell sleeves. Well, one is almost done anyway. I decided I wanted them to be light so that leaves out the turned hem. I chose seed stitch. Which means I’ll definitely be ripping out the bottom and putting in a seed stitch hem. I know I could leave it but the neck is rolled and having that many different hems on a garment irks me unless it’s a design element.
Sprout has been my carry around project:
I obviously haven’t been carrying it very much. I was sick last week and I didn’t knit much for 3 days. Not for lack of wanting to but for lack of desire to get dizzy and sick again. Good thing I feel better now, I have a ton of knitting to get done.
I dyed 2 different batches of fiber to spin for sweaters for myself. This one I predrafted and will be the next on the needles as soon as the yarn is done. I’m planning for it to be Bianca’s Jacket. I’ve had this desire to make Bianca’s Jacket from handspun for a while and finally I found the perfect yarn. I’d like to get it done for the end of summer when the nights are cooler.
Because I started thinking about the next handspun sweater, I thought it would be smart to finish Aftur:
I worked a bit on the other sleeve but obviously didn’t get far. All the stockinette in tan is killing me. Needless to say, I’m dreading the body of the sweater. Really I’m doing this only to get to the yoke. It’s all about the Yoke on this one.
The swatches march on. No more photos though. I don’t want to give anything away just yet.
And I should throw in a bit of shop news:
There will be an update this week so keep your eyes peeled for the email announcement. And for the physical shop I have 3 – yes 3! Ladybugs in stock right now. It’s really tempting now to buy one for myself…..