Contrary to what most of you who voted in the poll believe, I have not yet started my next knitting project.
(Though I gotta say, it’s heartwarming to see that the majority of those who voted believe I am a lying sack of sh*t. I must put that on my resume. It should help me with career advancement. *snicker*)
The correct answer will probably be that I will start my next project after I’ve finished Deli completely. I will likely finish knitting the edging at some point tomorrow, Friday, so I’ll have plenty of non-commuting time to sew lace. The only reason I would start the tennis sweater early would be if I needed it for commuter knitting, but I won’t need that ’til Monday.
Last night I set in the sleeves on Deli and this evening I sewed the side seams.
So far, so good. There were a couple of questions in the comments asking how I was attaching the lace edging to the sweater. Just plain ol’ mattress stitch, using the yarn. I’m very pleased with the results. And it looks even better after a gentle steaming with the ol’ iron. The photo I posted yesterday was apres steam iron.
Stephanie in NZ (nice to hear from you again, btw!), I didn’t do anything to the lace before seaming — just pinned it to the edge, being careful not to stretch it.
If I remember, I’ll try to get some “action shots” over the weekend of lace sewing in progress, but it’s really nothing special. Just mattress stitch.
By the way, I bought this dress to hopefully wear Deli with:
On sale at Ann Taylor.
Oh, and in answer to Andrea about who designed Deli, I checked the pattern book and it says “12 designs in Cashsoft and Cashcotton DK by Martin Storey.”
In the comments, Susan mentioned the bolero in the new Vogue Knitting. That pattern is the reason I decided to buy the magazine. I have four skeins of La Luz in “Vanilla Bean” that will be perfect for that pattern.
But I do have to point out that I was busily picking out four more skeins of La Luz at Knit Happens before I remembered that — duh — I already had a bunch.
Tomorrow (April 1) is my blog’s three-year anniversary. I think I need to break out the dark chocolate and margaritas in celebration.