I'm actually going to post some knitting content. I know; I can hardly believe it myself!
I finished Acer last Wednesday.
Pattern: Acer by Kristen Kapur
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Eco + in colorway 7072
Needles: Size 8 (for first 5 rows) & Size 9
Mods: After reading some comments from others who have made this sweater, I decided to use a smaller needle for the neck than the pattern called for. This still left the neck plenty wide enough. The only other mod I made was to add some length to the body.
The pattern is well written and easy to follow. It's a top-down sweater, which means no seaming; when the knitting is done, all that's left is to sew on the buttons and weave in the ends. I took a break between sleeves and sewed the buttons on so when I was done knitting, all I had to do was weave in a couple ends and I was done.
Does the fact that I've already worn it twice tell you how I feel about it? I LOVE this sweater!
I really like the Cascade Yarns Ecological Wools; I've used both the natural color (for my Swing Coat) and now this Eco + and have been very happy with the results. So much so that I am planning my next sweater using some red Eco +. I haven't made a final decision on what that sweater will be, but I am leaning heavily towards Wisteria. We'll see; I have one project that HAS to be finished before I can even think about it.
What is that other project and why the urgency? It's another pair of Bella Mittens and they are going to be worn to the midnight showing of New Moon tomorrow night (technically, Friday morning). I showed you the first pair a couple weeks ago and then decided I'd like to make a pair for Samm's friend as well. Gretchen has been Samm's friend for years; she's one of the girls Samm went to Costa Rica with for a month (and stayed in a tree house) about 5 years ago. I love Gretchen, and since they are going to the movie together, I thought it'd be nice for her to have a pair as well.
I do have one more FO to show you.
A baby hat knit for a hat drive that one of the workers at the shop is doing.
I used less than 1/2 ball of Cascade 220 Superwash to make this little hat. It's just a plain ole rolled brim hat over 66 stitches on size 7 needles. I added a little basketweave on the bottom and an i-cord loop on the top for some interest. This was a really quick knit and I think a cute little hat.
That's it. That's all I have for you tonight. Now I'm off to eat some dinner and get to work on the Bella Mittens. Have a great night!