First things first, the winner of a copy of Crochet Red by Laura Zander is Vicki. Vicki has been emailed and will receive a copy of this great book from Sterling Publishing. Thanks to everyone who entered and to Sterling Publishing for offering the giveaway.
Onward . . .
I’ve made some progress on my Midnight Waterfall.
That’s the back of the sweater. As you can see, I’ve finished the solid middle panel. It is not sewn to the mitered panels yet — I just laid it out so you could see how the pieces will go together.
The middle piece has interesting texture that looks great in this handpainted yarn.
I have picked up stitches along the side of one of the mitered panels and started knitting the side back. The pattern has you sew the center panel to the mitered panels before you do this, but I find it easier and more portable to knit the side backs before the whole thing is put together.
I am very glad I took the time to pick up and knit all around the mitered panels because it gave me a perfect edge from which to pick up stitches for the side back:
As I mentioned before, this pattern is very vague and still has a number of errors in it. But I am loving the sweater and I love the yarn I am using — Handmaiden Mini Maiden. It makes a lovely fine lightweight sweater.
My plan for the day: do laundry, continue to knit, taking plenty of breaks to play with this sweet boy: