Oh yeah, I said I’d be back. Sorry to have neglected to return sooner. Things have been wild. The Husband has been working basically double shifts for the past three-four weeks. It seemed like a break when he only had to work 12 hour days this week. I’m still spending hours every day at my parent’s house. Things had been going really well until yesterday when my father fell and broke this wrist. He gets a cast today. N has one more week of summer vacation. He’s looking forward to going back to school. He will be going to the middle school. WOW! How did that happen? H continues to love her job and drive us all crazy.
So I had promised to tell you about my Camp Loopy project 3. The only requirement for this project is that you have to use 800 yards of yarn on one item. I decided to knit the Yellow Brick Road Cardi with Cascade 220 in smoke. It took a couple of swatches to finally get near gauge. Had I been posting regularly I could have told you how well written the pattern is. How I never really had any questions about what was meant. Or how I learned a few interesting things knitting this pattern.
One of those is pleats. I had never knit them before and they were really a lot easier than I thought they would be. I also might have mentioned that I have no idea why exactly you would use them. They do look cool.
I finished the sweater earlier this week and then blocked it. The fit is only OK. I probably would have enjoyed trying it on more if it wasn’t 90 degrees. The only part that I am unhappy about is the neckline. It sits lower than I like. I never know what to wear under a sweater that fits like this. When the temperature is cooler I’ll try it on with a few different shirts and see how I feel about it. The jury is out on the 3/4 length sleeves. I know they are theoretically more flattering stopping at the thinest point of my midsection but I feel like the sleeves make my arms look like sausages and my skinny wrists and tiny hands hang out below. Maybe with a better shirt they would look better too.
I spent a day trying to decide what to knit next. It seems strange to be able to knit whatever I want in whatever yarn. Three months of Camp will do that to a knitter. I had a hard time trying to decide if I would work on a WIP or cast on a new pair of socks. What do you think I did? Maybe you’ll be surprised or maybe you won’t.
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