So I made a mini promise to myself that I couldn't start a new sweater project without finishing an old one.
Who knew I would actually keep that??
It helped that the sweater that I had to "finish" only needed a few inches on the front and a few picked up edges to complete - oh that and it's a Vest.
Pattern: Honeycomb by Sarah Castor (Ravelry Link)
Yarn: Rowan Felted Tweed, 4 balls
Needles: US 4 circs
I casted on for this last August while up at Otter Lake. I remember at the time I had wanted it to be an October FO but then a few other things got in the way. I actually had it in the "out of sight/out of mind" bin. It was only when I needed size 4 needles for another project did I happen to rummage it out and put it somewhere visible.
Gosh what took me so long. You know, I don't know what I love more - the rustic texture of the yarn or the texture of the pattern, perhaps it's the marriage of them! I actually even made a little mistake - I used US2s for the ribbing on the neck and arm hole. I actually like the way it looks so I didn't bother to rip it out.
I also finished a super quick and easy scarf after being inspired by one I saw at Loop in Philly!
There's probably nothing more enjoyable than being able to drop your stitches on purpose! More details on Ravelry.
Speaking of scarves, wowsers did you guys come out of the statistical woodwork for the last post! I was flabbergasted at the idea of 900 hits!! Oh HI all new readers! It's really been fun seeing people starting to cast on for one so I hope to see more infinity scarves all over blog land!
Last but certainly not least - if you are going to be in the Hoboken area this weekend Patricia's Yarns is having a meet and greet with knitwear designer, Teva Durham! I am so looking forward to hanging out with her for a few hours tomorrow! See Patricia's site for more details!
I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend (GO YANKS!)