Hey there, guess what? I still knit! Oh, yes I do. I must admit, my knitting habit has calmed considerably since my early days a few years ago, but I've always got something on the needles. Since my last finished project I only cast on 2 warm weather projects, neither of which I finished. And now with thoughts of fall (still not feeling it down here), I've been working on a cold weather project.
Here's my current progress on the chic knits v-neck cardi using some Beaverslide yarn I purchased a few years ago. I'm branching out a little on this one by knitting from the bottom up. Er, I'm not so sure about it yet. I definitely prefer the try-on ability of top down construction. I'm just about done with the body, so I shall know soon enough if it fits or not.
Once the v-neck is done, I'd like to cast on another featherweight, but in a DK weight yarn. I plan to make the sleeves and body longer than the pattern. Wait, I never showed you my first featherweight completed, did I? Ummmm, I *think* I ripped off the collar after the first wearing with plans to re-knit it in a ribbing because it was curling like crazy (even after blocking) which drove me nuts. At least that's what I planned to do. Now, where is that sweater??? (i'm a mess, i tell ya!)
Okay, switching gears to crochet now - I finally got my hands on Linda's book, Crochet Adorned. Oh my goodness! The first time I looked through this book, I thought my head might explode. I want to try everything in it. I want to adorn EVERYTHING with crochet.
Before getting the book, I started sprucing up a plain navy blue cardigan with a simple ivory crochet trim. It is far from being complete, but it's a start. I think some of my ivory flowers will be making their way to this cardi as well. With Linda's book as a source of inspiration, I'm sure I'll figure something out.