A question from the comments:
Ok, I have my yarn – but a question about Lara.. is she easy enough for a fairly new knitter? I haven’t made much more than a few scarves, shawls, bags, that type of thing..anything tricky in Lara’s directions before I go buy the book?
I would consider Lara an appropriate project for an adventuresome beginner. You need to know how to cast on and cast off, knit and purl, increase and decrease stitches, put sections of knitting on a spare needle, and most importantly, follow directions.
Lara is knit side to side in one piece. It’s important to pay close attention to the directions as they explain how you go about constructing this sweater. So far, I’ve found no problems in said directions. Everything is explained in a very straightforward manner.
If you read ahead, you might get a bit confused. But things make sense as you get to them.
And here is my Lara. I’ve got the left front on a spare needle, and am working on the back right now. I only wish there were more knitting hours in the day.
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Washington DC Knit-Out
The annual Washington DC Knit-Out is this Sunday, but I’ve no plans to attend. I don’t think I’m up to standing up that long.
This will be a weekend of propping up the foot. The ankle is getting less swollen, but it still hurts.
Have a good weekend — see ya Monday!