I'm a blog-slacker.
I haven't been slacking in my knitting or other areas of daily life though. Our backyard is now dog-poop free and can be enjoyed by all. Spring cleaning has started and will probably carry itself straight through into autumn. We've decided major organization of our basement is in order. Not fun, but it will feel good to get it all tidy.
With all the activity going on, I did manage to finish my daughter's Bearly There Cardigan.
Pattern: Beehive Booklet 495; Knit Menagerie
Yarn: Paton's Astra
I've made this cardigan several times over the years. Once for my son when he was a little guy and I've made it for my youngest sister years ago and also a niece. This booklet was published in 1987, so it's nice to know it is withstanding the test of time. With me, anyway.
These are the cute little bee buttons I found for the cardigan. I thought they were perfect.
Since I can't stand only having one pair of socks on the needles, I cast on for these Dublin Bay socks. Nice simple lace pattern on the side gives it just enough interest without losing the "mindless project" need.
I'm also crazy enough to attempt to knit one more cardigan before the summer heat comes to suffocate me. That and my husband wants it ready to wear for the autumn. He doesn't want to wait. Nope, not him.
This is Sigvaldi from the Best of Lopi and since it's bulky wool, it should knit up quickly.
Come the autumn, I have another Lopi sweater I'll be making. It's called Förd from Lett Lopi Book 13. Should be interesting. I think the Sanquhar gloves I started for the Knitting Olympics started a colour-knitting bug with me. Let's see how long that lasts.
I hope to catch up with everyone this week.
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