FINALLY. I sewed the last stitch in the last seam of my April sweater. And, it's lovely. Fortunately, too, because I nearly lost my mind seaming all those teeny tiny little stitches. If it had been a flop, I may have freaked.
Pattern: Sirdar No. 1475; Size: 36
Yarn: Dream in Color Baby in a mystery colorway purchased along side the yarn used here
Needles: Addi Lace sizes 2.25mm and 2.5mm
Notes: I didn't make any modifications to the pattern. I knit up a size larger than I would typically, because I wanted to make sure that the finished garment had adequate positive ease to be a modern fitting blouse knit from a very vintage pattern. Length isn't particularly an issue for me, because I'm a short person (5'2), but I would recommend a taller individual add appropriate length throughout the midsection to achieve a similar fit. I blocked the pieces individually prior to seaming, as the pattern instructed, but I think that sweater will "gel" together a little better with a post-assembly soak.
As luck would have it, I finished in time for our first 90 degree day! So, this will unfortunately be relegated to the wardrobe until things cool off a little.
May (sweater) is for Mom
As I sure many of you did, yesterday, I observed Mother's Day. I wasn't able to spend Sunday afternoon with my mom, but I did make sure to let her know I was thinking of her.
I also bought her a pile of yarn.
And a pretty pattern
And, I promised to knit her a sweater for Mother's Day, as long as she didn't mind waiting until close to Father's Day to receive it.
Work is underway. I'm still chasing my tail a bit trying to complete last month's project, but I'm getting there, and I have a good feeling that things are going to level out soon!
Did anyone else sing that song in Girl Scouts? It's actually kinda gross now that I reflect back on it.
I've spent the majority of my May working to finish my April sweater. And, I'm getting close. But, it's nearly the end of the first week, and I need to start dividing my attention and working towards this month's objectives before I fall further behind than I am able to rebound from.
I'm very eager and excited to work with my first ever skein of SOCKS THAT ROCK. You may be thinking, "What's taken you so long?" I don't really have an answer. Better late than never, right? I bought several pairs worth, as I had a hard time settling on a single variety. I thought JADE was an appropriately cheerful and seasonal colorway to kick-off spring. I'm all wound up and ready to go. get it. HAHA. Knitting humor.
Back to Life, Back to Reality
My reality includes gearing up for work Monday morning, a lot of laundry, an empty refrigerator and an unfinished April sweater.
I knew this lovely lace get-up was a questionable call for this month. In fact, I'm really an entire week off finishing. And, I'm OK with the failure. Because, once it's finished, I'm not going to look at this project in disgrace as the April sweater that was finished in May. And, I'm confident that I'll be able to squeeze-out a worsted number in addition to completing this marvel; I'll be back on track before June. As I have no real knitterly progress to show you- a portrait of the paradise we were privileged to immerse ourselves in for the past week. I hope you all transition easily back into the work week. I know I'll be putting on my "Little Engine that Could" hat and heading in. See you on the other side.