June 9, 2010

A Little Bit of This and That

I've been busy working on my sleeves for my Mountain View Cardigan - next time I think of making something in Fingering weight will you remind me how long this cardigan took me???

Anyway, the sleeves are worked as a lace bit then you pick up the stitches along one of the edges for the rest of the sleeve. I prefer to work both sleeves at the same time because then you are done with them both at once - ta da!

































This squiggly bit is the Mondo Cable Cardigan by Chic Knits - I just had to cast on something else that might knit up faster. The color is quite true - a dusty plum.

On the homefront, the kids are thinking of summer vacation. It can't come soon enough but due to that big storm that had the town without power, we are in school until the 24th. It's hard to keep them focused and inspired...we're slowing slipping into summer habits. We all can't wait to get to the beach and I can't wait for my summer Stitch and Bitch group!

4 comments:

Beth said...

I'm so sorry that you're still in school! Your projects look lovely and I feel your pain on the fingering weight cardigan. I'm using sock yarn for a shawl that is mostly stockinette and it's not going very quickly either.

Sara said...

Oh wow...the 24th? When did y'all start school? Both the sweaters look great. There's a fingering weight sweater in the latest issue of Interweave Knits and I love it, but like you I'm thinking it would take forever.

Jennifer said...

The home stretch.... I'll miss you! What are you going to work on over the summer? Big or small projects?

thea said...

That green is gorgeous! It'll all be worth it in the end - I'm thinking of a fingering weight sweater myself.... but am thinking winter, when I have much indoor time to kill - this end of school stuff is crazy.....