Look! Real Knitting Content!
But first, a message from our sponsor! ;) My sterling ball of yarn earrings are back in stock! I have filled the back orders and I have more pairs! See? I can actually be productive! This is what they look like:
They have been featured in Vogue Knitting, Knitty and UK's Knitting, and people have said some very nice things about them.
But wait! There's more! ;) So many people have asked about a pendant, that I actually listened to y'all and here it is!
You can purchase them both on this page. My site is in serious need of upgrade, so while I am working on that, I hope you will bear with me. The page is called "pre-order" but everything is in stock! Woo!
On to knitting! This sweater is actually an older FO that I hated and never wore because it was just too cropped for me.
It started life as a chunky cropped cardigan without buttons (because I wanted to pin it closed!). I don't even remember what pattern I used now (it wasn't Lara though) because I altered it so much. I started on the back and knit over the shoulders, increasing for the sleeves and then I knitted the sides together. It was knit by the seat of the pants, because, believe me, the entire construction was changed and I was experimenting as I went along. But I wore it only once. So yesterday I knitted the bottom together. Hee. I'm still not sure I like it, but I'm more likely to wear it this way. What do you think? It's out of black Rowan Fuzzy Felt from Elann.com.
I like the texture.
And it actually looks halfway decent on me.
Onward to more knitting. Can you believe it?! This is a project using Lisa Souza's mohair in Ruby.
When I got it, it looked very different from what I was expecting (all monitors are different, and mine showed another red). It was so different, in fact, that I had to put it aside and forget what I thought it would be. And then, after Santa gave me Lace Style, I was looking at the cover sweater and thinking it was nice, but not quite what I had in mind. I couldn't figure out what I wanted to change. And then it hit me! It had to be in red mohair. When I pulled the mohair out, it was absolutely perfect! It is a stunning color. Probably better on me than the color I thought it would be. That Lisa is a sneaky one! You know, when I call her asking about a color she tells me whether she thinks it will look good with my coloring? Now that's what I call customer service! :)
So here's the back. It's going super fast on US 11 needles.
I think I'm going to change the collar. It wants to be bigger for this yarn.
In other news, I have a little fun stealth knitting going on. And I'm trying to catch up on everything!
See you soon!