Yesterday, at the West Babylon Panera’s, I got the final lace repeat done—and the sleeves measured 11 inches. I also got 4 of the 5 garter ridges knit (8 rounds). At home, I worked on the crossword puzzle (Sunday NYTimes) for a bit, and then, finished up the sleeves--and wove in the last of the yarn tails! (the sleeves are just the perfect length at 12 inches long!)
I’ve been thinking about closure—I thought about clear plastic snaps, to really close the top -and a decorative shawl pin—for style. But the local stores (ie, places I drive to on weekends) haven’t been well stocked with clear snaps.
(And I am too lazy to wander around midtown’s garment district to find a notion store that does have them!)
I thought about hooks and eyes --and started to think about covering the same with matching (or at least coordinating thread) to make them less obvious.
I got so far to think about details (should I use floss? Or pearl cotton? Should I use a needle and make a knotted buttonhole stitch? Or a crochet hook?)
And then as I drove home, I remembered—I have silk.This is
A bit of over kill perhaps –it’s not the fanciest of sweaters-- but pastel orange (if not peachy) snaps will work! Effective, and not too obvious.
My take on the 2 row scarf that is so popular—not the same yarn--or even the same stitch (I am working in simple double knit), but clearly the same idea.
I am using this, Traditions yarn from
It’s soft, it’s pretty, the color changes are wonderful—but it worms!
I am liking the scarf, but not the yarn.
Meanwhile, I added another inch to the passionate purple socks on Friday’s commute home. I still need a few more rounds before I can start the checkerboard work—and toe. But between today and tomorrow, that is likely to happen. Then I can finish them up (graft the toe seam, and weave in the last of the tails) at Tuesday knit night.
2 things—some sleeve (fitted) for Peachy—(some think like these that I made for February Lady) and some hats...
This pattern is calling to me—(on Patons blog--a free PDF--but you have to register to see it)
I think maybe this color way—that dark purple is the same color (but not dye lot) as my February Lady— and I think the gold will go well with the hand painted yarn in the yoke.
But then, again, I like this color combo better—I think the yellow green is a better fit (color wise)
Chances are-- I will end up making hats in both color combos!
I am toying with lace sleeves for Peachy (and the plain Water Chestnut color (peach)) color. And with a set of Fair Isle gauntlets. to match the hat!
Choices, choices, so many choices!