Hopefully I didn’t mangle that too badly.
Yes, I’ve been sucked back in to colorwork.
The last colorwork sweater I completed was Flora, around the middle of April. Since then I’ve been happily working away on small projects and summer things. The truth is, I was not looking forward to Ingeborg as I’d gotten myself out of the colorwork/teeny needles mode.
Baby, I’m back! It’s as if I’d never left. There’s something about seeing the pattern grow as I knit that gives me that ol’ colorwork thrill. And I will be hard-pressed to stick to my resolve of only knitting on Ingeborg part-time.
But . . .
There is the Lucy Sweater
I am also enamoured of my Lucy design and am happily knitting away on her too.
Thank you for all the Audrey compliments. Blush, blush — we are not worthy! For the commenter who didn’t know where to find the pattern source — look in my knitting gallery for the Audrey page (the link to the Gallery is in my sidebar). For the past couple of years I’ve listed my pattern source on my completed project page. But I’ll tell you anyway — Audrey is in Rowan Book 35. I made the middle size (36″) and it called for 7 skeins of Calmer — I used slightly less than 6.5 skeins. Calmer is high yardage. 175 yards per skein, if I remember correctly.
For those of you want to know if I’ve worn it yet, check the weather report for Washington DC. I have a feeling that Audrey will have to wait until autumn for her first outing.
I am totally impressed, by the way, by those of you who identified the purse sitting behind me in the photo as a Dooney & Bourke. Damn! You girls know your purses!
Lucy hasn’t quite figured out how to check her email.
Last, But So Incredibly Not Least
Check out the Critter Knitters blankets received page, and look at all the wonderful blankets received in Week Nine and Ten. I took some time last night and looked back over all the blankets received since we started this project. The love and kindness put into all these beautiful blankets is incredible. I defy you to go look without getting a little misty-eyed.
As of yesterday, we have 245 blankets donated. Wow. Wow.
Don’t forget — Liz is hosting a Knit-out this coming Sunday, May 23rd — check out her knit-out page for info! If you’re in the NYC area, stop by and do some Critter Knitting on Sunday afternoon.