Just a quick little post to share a few of the finished objects I've had sitting around waiting to be photographed. First, my version of "Same Same but Different" , by ANKESTRICK, or fallemasche on ravelry. It is a well detailed pattern that i really enjoyed knitting. The yarn I choose, Plucky Knitter Primo Fingering, is a delight to knit with, and even more delightful to wear. The colorway is Bourbon Barrel and it was a super lucky find in a fellow raveler's stash, Yeah!
I love the feminine details of this design, especially the pleats at the shoulders. I choose to leave the side pleats off, as I was a little worried I wouldn't have enough yarn to finish the sleeves to the desired length. I just love how this one turned out! Here's my project page if you want to see more.
The challenge for Project #2 was to knit a popular pattern on Ravelry, specifically one that has been queued at least 1000 times, or has at least 1000 projects listed for the design. It also had to use at least 500 yards of yarn. This project was just interesting enough, as well as just mindless enough to cruise along pretty quickly. Love how it turned out, and I I love how the yarn blocked, it's got a really pretty drape. Here's my project page for my version, Mares Tales, on ravelry.
I'm all geared up to start Project #3 tomorrow....this one will be more of a challenge for me to finish, but I'm looking forward to it! I choose to knit Sugar Maple, by Carina Spencer. First of all, I have to say that I have been drooling over this design, since I first lay eyes on it. When I say drooling, I really mean it. Obsessing. I have been just waiting for an excuse to get started, so now I have one! Camp Loopy Project #3: Knit any one project that uses 800 yards of yarn!
I was unable to find a gradient yarn, which is what the pattern calls for, through the Loopy Ewe, so I picked 4 varying shades of grays in the Loopy Ewe's Solid Series, in Dove, Smoke, Iron and Charcoal. I've swatched and decided to work through the grays from dark to light, so I'm all poised and ready for August 1st (even though I'm quite sad to say that August is already here)! Where is this nice, cool, enjoyable summer running off to!?!