Apparently a year because that's how long my daughter's sweater sat, untouched and never worn in my closet.
This Sunday morning under the duress of her needing something for church, I finished it in two minutes flat. She and I both love how it turned out.
The pattern is Bulle on Ravelry and I'm sure it won't be my last. The yarn is a stripe of Malabrigo and Frabjous Fibers. Both incredibly soft. You can find them online at one of my favorite small town yarn shops, Apples to Oranges, http://applestooranges.net.
My other project this week was a Melodia shawl, on Ravelry, which was promptly scooped up by my six year old.
It had an interesting cast-on where you start with 3 or 4 stitches and knit a few rows and then rotate your needle to pick up stitches on 2 more sides of the starting stitches.
The rest of the pattern was lots of garter stitch with an occasional row of eyelet. But I love how it turned out. Another great beginner lace project.
Even better, it was made with stash yarn that I've had for at least 5 years. It feels so good to have out of the stash and knit into something pretty.
The yarn is a milk fiber blend by Kollage called creamy. It is incredibly soft. I've never used milk fiber before. Hoping it holds up to my girl.
Getting ready to cast on another stash project or 2 to burn through all the miscellaneous skeins of Cascade 220 and other worsted a in there.
I'm joining Ginny and her knit along this week.
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