There has been lots of knitting going on there – on lots of different things too!
My Ethel shawl, which is my Camp Loopy knitting project 1, is done – or it was. Notice that nice (or not so nice) curling roll along the top. I bound it off and then remember – duh – there was supposed to be a couple rows of garter stitch along the top edge – no wonder it’s curling so bad. So tonight I will probably undo my bind off and add those garter rows. Good thing I didn’t really knit to the end of my last ball of yarn – I won’t have to tink anything other than the bind off and can just reattach the ball and add the additional rows.
I’m planning a future cardigan made from that lace pattern I like it so much.
And then there’s the CustomFit (CF) Summer Sweater KAL — I already had one summer sweater in progress — this blue one — which doesn’t look too exciting so far. I finished off the shoulders tonight on my bus ride home. This is the back and just all plain stockinette except the hem area which is seedstitch. I got the front cast on during my ride home also so I’ve got the width of the seed stitch hem to decide what pattern I want to put on the front of the sweater. It will mostly be stockinette with just a panel of something up the center and will have elbow length sleeves if I remember right.
But I decided I wanted to make a summer sleeveless shell for under a navy linen suit so that’s the one I’m making for the CF Summer Sweater KAL — the KAL goes for 3 months so even with Camp Loopy going on, I’m hoping I’ll get it done.
Here’s the beginning of the CF KAL shell. I decided to start on the front with the shell since I was working on the back of the other one and was anxious to see how the lace pattern looked since I “borrowed” it from a different pattern.
So I’m busy knitting along. The Camp Loopy project 2 was announced earlier this week – the project doesn’t start until July 1, but it’s camp shopping week. So I was off to search out patterns that fit the criteria for the second project and decided to do Pine Forest Baby Blanket (since I just found out I’m going to be a Great Auntie) and my yarn should probably be arriving tomorrow – Cascade 220 in Citron – a bright limey-ish green.
Tomorrow – breakfast out with a friend and some shopping. And hopefully I’ll get my Camp Loopy fabric project finished this weekend as well. I’m striving to get the Camp projects done ahead of schedule rather and fighting to get them both done at the end of the month — so far, I think I’m on track.