Once my knitting mojo returned Cutaway became a good knitting companion. Last week I took a little time and blocked out the body before heading onto sleeve island. Time on sleeve island doesn't bother me much as it is a relaxing, kick back kind of place. I can enjoy a fancy drink, you know the kind with a paper umbrella, and still get my knit on. The island offers a nice place to unwind after spending time with cabled and lace scarves. There is little thinking, and no chart reading needed on the island, as only increases or decreases need be watched. It's proven be a very fine knitting vacation. So good, in fact that I finished the first sleeve at SnB Tuesday night.
The yarn for Cutaway is a softly spun alpaca and while it may look slightly 'pepto', it's a very pretty pink. Heather said it looks very nice with my skin color. There are grand plans to embellish Cutaway with knit flowers and beads. Hopefully the intentions will come to fruition...soon.
Bonne Marie has a new design and, once again, it's just 'my' thing! Ariann is a stylish cardigan that will wear much like a classic jacket. It's a 'go away where' style, one you can wear with jeans or a dressy pair of slacks. It is now high on my 'to knit' list.
I've knit many Chicknit designs and enjoyed every single pattern. They are all well written and the finished garments are comfortable and wearable. CeCe has been so much fun to wear this summer and I'd like to make a second one next spring. The Eyelet Cardi has become one of my favorite sweaters ever and I also wear Ribby Cardi frequently. Ribby Shell & Chickami are very sexy and classy under a jacket and both were very quick knits.
It's our good fortune to have so many talented designers here in Blogland. I'm going to go knit as fast as I can to finish Cutaway so Ariann can move up the list. The perfect yarn may be in my stash...what do you think of this?
Wood Rose Heather from Beaverslide Farms. It's already swatched and washed. Stay tuned.