So I officially finished my Juliet today. That is, I crocheted the button loops and sewed on the buttons. I even wore it, which is a big step for me! It really looks great and was a lot of stash busting, including double stranding most of my burgundy colored yarns. Down 13 skeins of yarn!
While I was walking the kids to camp, another mom smiled at me. I thought it was because of the kids. Then maybe my tattoos. But maybe, just maybe, she is also a knitter and recognized the Juliet pattern!
I also officially finished my huge Malabrigo sweater a week or so ago. I had planned on trying to felt it down, but it’s my friend “Elaine Lowe“‘s birthday on Friday, so I figured I’d start by giving it to her. She’s 6 feet tall and it was too big for her!!!! Just a bit big, though, and I told her she could felt it a bit down if she wanted. I really loved the toggle (sorry, “clasp” 🙂 ) I bought and sewed on, and I think it looks great! I hope she enjoys wearing it.
Meanwhile, I’ve been reading up a storm for the Library usage challenge. I’m almost halfway done, and have a HUGE pile of library books on my kitchen table! I borrowed 5 today and I think 5 yesterday, all being impulse purchases!
I’ve also been knitting. I am on the sleeves of my random acrylic shrug/cardigan. One day it was the only yarn I had in the car with me, and I had to cast on!
I also started my shrug/cardigan thing from Knit Picks Shine that I frogged from A Good Bias from IK. D’oh … can you see what’s missing? If this were pants and I was Heather Mills, it would be fine:
But as you might know, I am not a really particular knitter, I prefer to get things done, so I’m just going to increase until I have the right amount of stitches and then move on. Talk about a Franken-sweater (Go Al Franken!) 😉