It has been quite a while since I’ve shared what I am working on. With everything that has been going on (the retreat, work, etc.), I have actually managed to finish a few things.
First, my Lily Cardigan, knit in Rowan PureLife Organic Cotton, is done. You may notice some stripping in the centre. That is because I bought eight balls of yarn, and then figured I needed nine and had to buy one of a different dye lot. To make it blend better, I used it along with one of the first dye lot, alternating every other row. But, it turns out I only needed eight balls of yarn, and didn’t need to use the odd dye lot. I wasn’t going to rip it all out though, and just returned the unused ball (from the original dye lot). (The colour in the picture is pinker than it is in actuality.)
In interest of full disclosure, the cardigan doesn’t actually fit me. It is about one size too small. I’ve gained a lot of weight since I started felling ill, and this lovely sweater is my incentive to lose it. I want to be able to wear it comfortably by the fall.
I also finished up my Broadripple Socks. They are a bit different than the model, since I didn’t do the ripple stitch on the foot. I’d like to say that it was planned, but it is actually because I missed a line in the pattern and didn’t realize until I was about halfway down the foot. The yarn is Cascade Fixation in colour Stonewash.
I’ve finished up lesson 2 of the Hardanger course in The Gift of Stitching.
Sunflower Fairy is just waiting for her beads and backstitching (and an iron).
I’ve also tried my hand at “jewelry making”, and whipped up a set of stitch markers I recently gave away as part of a birthday gift.
I’m also working on Happily Ever After by Marie Barber, but I’ve hit a snag because one of the symbols is not on the symbol key. I’ve contacted both Marie Barber and Just Cross Stitch, so hopefully I will have an answer soon.
Don’t forget to enter my birthday giveaway. Check out yesterday’s post for details.