The Lizzie Sweater

It's been waaaay too long! I've gotten so bogged down in school, but it has now ended for the summer.

Here's what I've been working on. Nephew John and his wife Carri had Elizabeth late last month, a bit early, but no worse for wear. This sweater will be one to keep her warm in the chilly Ohio autumns to come. I used Morning Glory (one skein) from my favorite local spinner and dyer, Yarn Lust.

This was the super easy and confidence-building garter stitch baby cardi that Bells originally recommended after knitting one for her niece Alice. I have been too intimidated by sweaters but am over that now! It was fun, easy, and a real satisfying knit. I originally tried some paler yellow buttons, but it was obvious that they were not vibrant enough to do this sweater justice. So I went to Hancock Fabrics and found many more button options (Joanne Fabrics--pathetic!), and these were the clear winner. Time to wrap this giftie and send it to the family with the little baby!

Working on a shoulderette for my sister's birthday later this month. It couldn't be easier and I'm using Just Soya by Sirdar, a lovely textured yarn that will be handwashable and very versatile. Spring and summer evenings in Eastern Washington are not THAT chilly, so I know it needs to be a reasonable "cool" warmth giver. More pictures to follow.

Also working on a silk blend scarf in deep eggplant, a net bag in bananiere from Blonde Chicken (etsy), the Katrina shell I've been picking up and putting down for three summers now, the Quiviuk neck wrap in burgundy for Leone, and swatching with Charmed Serengeti for sister's chilly autumn days to come. Still looking for the right pattern--somewhere between a kimono and a sweater wrap. Nothing too elaborate in the stitch patterns.

Almost having as much fun planning knitting projects as finishing those I have sitting in UFO bags.