did you know that in only 10 days (july 1st), new england knits will be officially released? i
am definitely might be freaking out a lot bit. i am a pretty mellow person. i do not know how to handle excitement. at all. luckily, i've had lots to distract me lately.
i'm trying to wait patiently for quince and co to officially launch. i've had the pleasure of sampling all of their yarns now, and i am in love. the colors, the stitch definition. swoon. see, now you can't wait either!
i never did finish my cardigan for tnna. i finished the body and 1 sleeve by the 1st day, but only just finished the other sleeve. then i thought the ruffles were a bit too ruffle-y and big, so i made them smaller, which was a lot of ripping. i have re-knit all but 1 ruffle and the edging. maybe 2 hours of knitting left, then i'm done. i spent some time writing the pattern up too, so it should be available soon. it's a top-down, open front cardigan with a little ruffled edge and 1/2 sleeves. i wear a ton of open-front cardigans as a layer of protection from the air-conditioning that seems to be turned up to 11 everywhere i go. here's a peek:
i also wear cropped short-sleeve cardigans a lot over tanks and dresses this time of year, so of course i was super excited for the release of cecily's new design. i was extra excited when she let me take the photos for the pattern while we were in ohio. details on her blog.
oh yeah, i went to ohio again! as expected, it was lots of fun to see friends from far away, eat amazing ice cream and show people the book.
i've been back for a few days, but i'm still kind of catching up on sleep and trying to keep myself busy while i wait for the book to finally be out.