A FO...and Thoughts on Neutrals
Last night I finished up my Summer Cardi! I was actually dying to work on my lace a little more, but I was determined -- I had to finish the sweater first. And I did. Now I just have to pick out the buttons. There are some really cute ones at the LYS -- yellow with some turquoise-y blue. But I'll have to take a look around and see if I can find something a little more...neutral.
Pattern: Summer Cardigan (#221) from Knitting Pure & Simple (I made the sleeves shorter than called for)
Yarn: Bernat CottonTots
It only took three skeins! Last time I was at the Uber Yarn Outlet, they had three-skein bags of this color on sale, so I got two. That means I still have enough yarn to make another one (with longer sleeves, even) for Mom -- if she's lucky. Or I suppose I could make a couple of baby sweaters with the rest.
So now...on to Project Spectrum August. July was pretty much a scratch for me, since I seriously cut down on knitting time. But I'm back in the saddle again for August. The problem, however, is that knitting neutrals is tough for me. I always go by the philosophy I read somewhere: Buy neutrals; knit color. So my neutral stash is pretty minimal. I have some light weight cottony stuff that I was going to use for the shawl that ended up being red silk instead. I have a mysterious collection of white acrylic that I think Mom picked up at miscellaneous garage sales. The only other neutral stuff that I have is stuff that's just waiting to be dyed.
Fortunately, there's Mom. Mom has color issues. She dresses in black. And white. I promised Mom I'd knit her a sweater for Christmas. She picked out the pattern (the new Knitting Pure & Simple Bolero (which she wants in a longer length). And she picked out the yarn: KnitPicks' new Quarry boucle in Luna Pearl (black and gray). Neutrals, here I come! Now I just have to order the yarn and hope it comes in before the end of the month (since, while I'm at it, I'm ordering a couple of their new circular needles, too).