I've been a blogging slacker lately so I have alot to catch you up on.
The Knitting Olympics are over and I have to report that I wasn't able to finish my Shani sweater. Designing a sweater knit in the round in furry yarn was more of a challenge than I expected. I've finished the body but have stalled at the sleeves. I'm thinking about making raglan sleeves with a turlteneck. I plan to cast on the sleeves this evening. I had big plans for this KAL but it just didn't happen. I hope to finish it this week. This will be nice a nice cozy sweater once it's done.
I've named my sweater after Shani Davis for his accomplishments in the Winter Olympics. He has been portrayed rather negatively by his teammate Chad Hedrick but it's not hard to see that there is more to that story then we know. Shani's story really resonates with me and I am very proud of him.
While I won't get a gold medal for my blog, it was still a great experience and my first attempt at knitting a garment for myself without a pattern. I designed a children's garment that will be in Greetings from Knit Cafe which is due out this Spring. I'll tell you more about it when the release date comes up.
Speaking of Knit Cafe, I am teaching another cable purse class March 5th and 12th. The first class went so well that I was asked to do it again. I hope that this class is just as much fun.
I know that it's long overdue but I have hesitated in posting photos of my Sweater With Wide Collar because I don't have any clear photos and I'm not thrilled with the finished sweater. The best that I have so far is this fuzzy picture, you be the judge.
The collar just won't behave but I have still worn it and got lots of compliments. Maybe I'm just being a bit to hard on myself. I'll have to play with blocking again and see if I can improve the fit.
We are entering the final month of the Stashalong and I have been very good about not adding to my stash. It has been hard to resist especially with the spring yarn hitting the stores but it's been worth it to take a break. I recently exchanged some stash yarn to acquire this deliciousness for the Somewhat Cowl but that doesn't count as a purchase. This will be my next project and I am really looking forward to starting it.
Wendy is the designer and just love her work. What I really like is that she designs short sleeved sweaters which are perfect for the mild LA weather. She has a new design on her site that I've added to my wish list. She is such an inspiration.