Doesn’t that sound exciting??? Actually, it was. I finished my Rendezvous sweater in ten days. I’ve never knit a sweater that quickly in my life. (It helped that my mom was here and we sat around and knit a lot!!!)
I can’t even begin to tell you how pleased I am with this sweater. (I’d be more pleased if my body looked better, but I can’t fix that over night!) The pattern, a new one by Glenna of crazy knitting lady fame, has such great detail. For instance, notice the three garter rows at the high waist. Such a minor thing, but it really adds.
I love the cables, the moss stitch, and the stockinette along the sides.
I also have a new favorite yarn. It’s Blue Moon Fiber Arts Twisted in Spinel. I made the 47″ bust size, and only used 3 skeins. (I’ve ordered this yarn in two more colors!)
Speaking of detail, look at that cuff. I debated doing long sleeves, but decided to trust Glenna and do the 3/4 sleeves, and I’m glad I did.
I may redo the bindoff on the collar. It seems to be pulling just a big. Oh, and guess what? I haven’t blocked this sweater yet. What can I say? I love the yarn, and Glenna is a genius!
We spent the weekend camping for Frankie’s birthday. Do you think he had fun? He and a friend put miles on that four wheeler. There was also paintballing involved. There are a whole bunch of trees with yellow paint on them!
Georgie (the dog) had such a dilemma this weekend. She loves to sleep, and there was so much going on. If she fell asleep, she’d miss something. Here she is on Monday morning. She slept there for most of the day!
That’s our dirty laundry from camping. I gotta get busy!!!
Oh, and check out the stash sale in the last post.