Spring is sure a busy time around this house!
In addition to it being a crazy time at school, my garden is starting to wake up, my children are working on big school projects, and we’re all feeling to the call to get outside more. It’s almost time to start up with the gardening posts on here!
But, for now I’ll give a little knitting update.
First of all, I finished my Vodka Orangeade cardigan. I’m somewhat happy with how it turned out, and I’ll definitely wear it, but it came out much larger than I expected. I was pretty careful about swatching, but in the end it is one of those big, cozy sweaters that’s great for a Saturday morning with jeans. It’s alright and actually kind of goes well with the alpaca yarn that I used, so I’m moderately pleased.
I haven’t taken a finished photo, so this in-process one will have to suffice for now.
With that sweater done, I was ready to cast on another larger project.
I pulled out the sweaters’ quantities of yarn I’ve got in the stash and remembered that I’ve been meaning to cast on with the mushroom-colored Socks That Rock I got at the Blue Moon Fiber Arts Barn Sale. I also happened to remember that when I picked up the yarn I was intending to use it for the Leaving cardigan by Ann Hanson. So I swatched and have cast on. I’m currently working on the back. It’s been awhile since I worked on a cardigan that required seaming! So far I’m pretty happy with how it’s going.
Sorry, no photo of my own to show, but check out this one from the pattern page. Such beautiful lace work!
The last project that I’ll share is a pair of socks out of Socks That Rock. I swear you never know what that yarn is going to do. Check out the flashing on these socks!
That’s all for now. I have been meaning to podcast again, by the way. I’m hoping for next weekend. At that point we’ll be just a week away from spring break, so I should have a little more free time.