I am cheating again, here is an FO from last year (pre-blog time). Since I am wearing it to work today and it is one of my favorite FOs, why not. Plus, it may help people looking for spring/summer knitting inspiration. Without further ado, I give you the Pintuck T-shirt
Pattern: Pintuck T-shirt by Lien Ngo (free !!)
Yarn: Rowan Purelife Organice Cotton DK (6 skeins)
Needle: US size 4
This is one the best well-written patterns I’ve ever knitted with. The instruction was clear and easy to understand. I love the pintuck details and Lien used short-row quite a bit to shape the hem and the pintuck. This pattern helped overcome my fear of short-row. As for the yarn, it is the best cotton yarn out there IMHO. It is soft and not stringy the way most cotton yarn is. Plus, it does not pill. This yarn is not cheap though, I paid close to $9/skein, which is why summer knitting is perfect to try out luxury yarn as it does not require too many skeins.
Enough of old stuffs, let’s have a look at a WIP, shall we?Well, not much to show but here is my progress of the Alice top
I finished the yoke and working on the bust now. Boy, this pattern keeps in on my toes. I can’t put on my cruise-control mode and multitask while I knit. But, I really enjoy knitting lace, so interesting and never boring. The pattern is also very well-written and it is so beautiful. The only thing is, I feel bad for Katya who offered me to knit an online sample, it may take me longer than I thought.
On a slightly different note, please keep Kate Davies in your thoughts and prayers. For you knitters out there, you probably know Kate from Owls pullover. She recently had a stroke that left her left side paralyzed. She’s been recovering and remains as strong as the fighter she was. She even managed to release a new pattern manu with the help of friends. My dad had a massive stroke attack a few years ago, his life and my family’s lives are never the same again. So, I really admire Kate’s courage. Anyway, Kate is a very talented knitwear designer and her works are very not only beautiful but really fun. Check out Paper Dolls and Dollheid.
Alright, I am off to enjoy my weekend. The weather is going to be gorgeous and yes, spring is finally here. I plan to hang out in the city, have lunch at the Ferry Building, picnic by the Marina, visit the Vintage Expo, and maybe check out fabric shops while I am there. I might squeeze in some sewing on Sunday.