Lucy would like to thank everyone, humans, felines, and canines, for the nice anniversary wishes!
Not a whole lotta knitting progress in these parts, because I had a date with my Dad last night.
But I did work on Audrey during my commute and at lunchtime. Here she is, reclining gracefully, shortly after I started the sleeve cap decreases.
Why is it that it takes me as long to knit a sleeve as it does the front or back? I don’t get it. Help! I’m marooned on Sleeve Island!
And a question.
I’ve worked out a design for a summer sweater, inspired by a pile of Debbie Bliss Cotton Cashmere in a pretty lavender, courtesy of eBay.
Anyhow, I wrote up a pattern for three sizes — 39″, 42.5″, and 46″. I plan on knitting the smallest size, but I have it in the back of my head that I’d like to eventually offer the pattern for sale in several sizes.
So the question is — would anyone like to volunteer to test-knit the two larger sizes? I need two knitters — one for each size, who are fairly experienced knitters (because there will be some simple lace and some bugs to work out, I am sure) and complete a short-sleeve sweater within a month or so. The pattern is for DK weight yarn — 6 stitches per inch, and you can use whatever you deem appropriate for a summer sweater that knits to the proper gauge.
Test knitters will receive my undying gratitude and a very nice yarn gift at the conclusion of the project.
If anyone is interested, please let me know by emailing me using the “Contact Me” link in my sidebar.
In the “Stuff I Never Want To See” Department:
The police barricading the street outside your office window.
In the “Stuff I Love To See” Department:
Tam’s handcrafted “WendyKnits Minion” shirt!