Well… I didn’t exactly get done what I said I would, but…
I did finish the black lace dolmen sleeve cardigan. Yesterday, as a matter of fact. It was a lot of knitting. Fingering weight yarn, dolmen sleeves… ok, no more excuses. it is a pretty sweater and will be an easy sweater to “throw on”.
And the reasons I didn’t get any further on the blue and green striped cotton sweater are…..
I made a vest. Super easy. A rectangle with armholes. I thought this might make a fun Knit Along down the road. I used Ultra Alpaca Light and Noro’s Kiara. The vest easy easy to wear and you can wear it in a couple of different ways.
I also did another Ravelry Scarf. The 28 Row Scarf. Very pretty and easy. They called for a chunky yarn, but I used worsted weight (Noro’s Yuzen). It’s really a cute scarf. Another Knit Along??
And then there is THE DRESS. The Dress for the “Paperwork” (you’ve heard the story – my daughter is engaged, to a wonderful young man in the army. He will probably be deployed in November. So they are going to get married, very small, just family (the Paperwork) this summer and have a wedding (the Party) next summer. I get to make the dress for the marriage ceremony this summer. And here it is so far… It will be to the floor. I did a provisional cast on above the waist and am knitting down, so that after the ceremony I can take out the bind off and shorten it to a more practical length for her. You can’t see it but there is a single row of crystal beads a the neck line. I still have to make the I-cord shoulder straps and of course, finish the length. Do you think I should make a little jacket??
So, that’s it for April. You can guess what I’ll be knitting in May. And a few other things I’m sure. Until next month, Happy Knitting, Nancy