Look! I finished my August Camp Loopy project and it fits ok. It isn’t the most flattering thing I’ve ever knit. It cuts me up in all the wrong places but I loved knitting it. There is something about a simple well written easy to follow pattern that just satisfies the cranky knitter in me. I love when instructions leave no question as to what to do. I love when the designer includes links to videos for things that might be new or confusing.
The pattern is The Birdwatcher by Casapinka. It’s a simple bottom up sweater with a bit of feather and fan sort of lace at the bottom. The yarn is Malabrigo sock in the carnival color.
As I said, this isn’t the most flalter style for my body type. The lace draws attention to my squishy midsection and the super short sleeves accentuate my chubby upper arms. That said, I loved knitting it. The lace section was fun. The swath of just plain knitting and finally the back and forth of stockinette was all relaxing.
The yarn is soft and pretty. I could have alternated skeins but didn’t so I ended up with a dark section right around the boobs.
I doubt I’ll knit another one because it isn’t right for my body BUT it has convinced me I must knit more sweaters. They aren’t hard. They can be just as relaxing as knitting socks or a shawl. Plus winter is coming. I’ll need a new cardigan for sure.
Now for the rest of the hodgepodge.
The garden is looking pretty bedraggled. Our weather has been really wet with a side of hot and humid followed by more rain. Leaves have yellowed, the cucumbers are waterlogged and the tomatoes are splitting on the vine. We did enjoy some really delicious turnip though. The flowers look good though the clematis has a fungus.
N goes off to college this week. I think we all have nervous excitement at the thought. We are as ready as we can be I suppose.
I’m still watching what’s going on in the world with equal parts shock, sadness and disgust. I think it can’t get worse and then it does.
I may not make it back here for a few days. I hope you’re all well and enjoying your crafting. I look forward to telling you about the projects I’m planning.