Today is September 3rd (I wanted to post this on the first but here it is. My husband’s been working alot lately and we are a one computer household) and so begins my favorite month and time of the year. All the lazy, hot, waste-of-time-ness of summer is over and we all get to settle back into sweet coolness. I woke up this morning and for the first time in 3 months my thoughts were clear, no longer buried under a hot, hazy, sweaty fog, the air was cool and sweet and I felt like my energized spirit had returned from vacation. Now I can relax and enjoy myself, enjoy the outdoors, spending hours walking and exercising and living. Can you tell I absolutely hate the summer? This is what I’ve been waiting for…
Nature at her finest….
This is what I would have my world look like all the time and I’d fill it will knitting, good books, and hot cups of roobius tea. (Just a note: I did not take the above pics, but had to share them with you.)
So in preparation for this glorius first day I’ve spent the last week finishing up my Hand to Hand pullover, getting May’s socks in the mail and sorting through my stash…my needles are ready, so let the knitting begin…
Here’s the Hand to Hand Pullover almost done…
And’s here my latest baby…I love this sweater…the complex simplicity of it.
It fits perfectly!!!!
Isn’t that gorgeous!!
Pattern: Hand to Hand Pullover from Knitting Workshop by Elizabeth Zimmerman
Needles: Addi #7
Thoughts: The only thing I would change on this is the underarm. I would add a gusset to allow for more mobility. The original pattern called for 3 stitches to the inch and working in sheepsdown I didn’t want to bulky a sweater so I swatched, getting a gauge of 4 stitches and just cast it on. I do that alot!! I swatch, get a fabric I like then knit a smaller or larger size to accomodate the change in gauge. Hasn’t failed me yet…maybe it will someday, but till then this works perfectly for me.
Here’s my favorite part…the hem message: EARTHTONES GIRL 07!!! Did I already say I love this sweater? I got the lettering from here.
Pictures of the next project coming soon.
PS. May got her socks and loves them…Her response is what makes knitting for others (on the rare occasion) worth it.