NaKniSweMo – done!

I finished my lace sweater!

done!

It isn’t blocked yet, and it needs buttons. But it’s off the needles, and I’ve even woven in the ends.

done!

I’m really pleased with it. And it only took 4 skeins of Dream in Color!

done!

Just in time for the taste of winter we had this afternoon – it’s all gone now.

yup.

on blanket-making and distraction

I was digging through my closet the other day, trying to organize my stuff ahead of a trip to Ikea (gotta plan to figure out what I need!), when I came across a long, long neglected WIP. This one was stuffed into a bin with a bunch of other WIPs, but it’s the only one I actually bothered to pull out!

handspun log cabin

A handspun log cabin blanket! I made one a long time ago, but have since given it away. This one is very random, with snippets of ends and unevenly sized strips, and is knit mostly with double-stranded worsted-ish weights on 8mm. I found a bag of handspuns I’d been using for it, too, and brought it all out to the couch to work on over the weekend. It’s perfect weekend knitting – simple and meditative, but with awesome colours to entertain me!

squishy garter stitch

Working on it did derail my sweater knitting a little bit, but I’ve managed to get just about up to the armholes of my lace cardigan. I’ll be starting sleeves today.

lace sweater progress

neat and orderly

I really busted it out this week on my sweater with bows!

The upper body went really fast with lots of decreases.

raglan decreases

Seaming raglans is really easy and satisfying.

raglan seam

Even the button band didn’t take too long.

off the needles!

Just needs some buttons and a good blocking. The temperature’s dropped quite a bit today, so I’m rather eager to have this one ready to wear!