not quite right
i guess i've avoided blogging this one for long enough:
my arrowhead spring cardigan is finished. i cast off quite some time ago. it was only then that i discovered that the neckline was way too big. i love wide necklines, but if i were to button this all the way down, it would fall off both shoulders.
so i ripped out the cast on edge, knit a few rows, decreased 4 stitches on each row and bound off a little tighter than usual.
it's better, but it's still not right. i'm being a little picky because i was really disappointed with the yarn, brown sheep cotton fleece. after the first time i cast off, i soaked and rinsed it three times and the water was still dark green. i eventually gave up on rinsing, because the color just never stopped running. it even stained the towels that it was drying on. so now i'm afraid to wear it, lest i get caught in a rainstorm and stain all the other clothes i'm wearing.
lace/ button detail shot:
so i've started re-knitting it in some silky wool from the stash. this photo doesn't show much because it's from several days ago, but at least you'll see the color. it's yellow now and i'm switching to ribbing for the edges.
i had to switch it around a bit. it's hard to turn around and knit the same thing all over again. i'm just keeping it interesting.
i've been in the mood for a smaller project lately and after swatching this floral chart for a future sweater, i decided to use it to knit a hat instead, since i'm not really up for another sweater yet. i've only just started, but already i'm in love with the brown and blue tweeds together. the chart is from here. i had to cut out a few columns to make it work for the hat.
the hat is a perfect little project to carry around as i work on my goal of reading more. these are some of the books i'll be reading in july:
next up, i'm reading miranda july's no one belongs here more than you, which i've really been looking forward to. the david sedaris is a re-read. i've already read all of his books, but his stories are so great, i have to read them again every so often. a thousand splendid suns is being read after my mother's insistence that it is better than the kite runner. i'll let you know.
have a great sunday!