Another FO, this has been in my back burner since late April.
Size: 32, the smallest
Yarn: 9 balls of Ornaghi Filati Cashmerino bought during 2009 Stitches West for $30/10 balls, not bad
needle: US size 3
notions: red buttons from JoAnn
Despite seaming requirement, this pattern is a joy to knit. I did not mind that it was knit on a tiny needle because the result is a finely knit sweater. The frills seal the deal. I was worry that the sweater was too plain but after the frills were installed, the sweater transforms. Although I must warn you, knitting the frills is no picnic. I had to cast on 340+ stitches 6 times. As for the yarn, how can I complain at this super soft and cheap cashmere yarn. But the yarn is quite splitty. All in all, this baby will get a lot of office appearance
On a slightly somber note, the bookcase that i re-painted is a disaster. The surface was so smooth that the paint just won’t stay. It was easily peeled. I was so devastated after spending days priming, painting, and painting. The good news is I now have an excuse to buy a new bookcase. Potentially, one with glass doors so I can stash my fabrics in there dust-free. The search has just begun.
a skein of Pigeon Roof Studios in plum for a shawl
4 skeins of Wool Candy in lovely deep blue
Lately, I am so into hand painted yarn. They are so beautiful and interesting. I have been knitting with solid yarn all along and only this year begin to pay attention to hand dyed and hand painted yarn. The sweater knit in hand painted yarn has richer color and nicer texture. I am so into Malabrigo and Madelinetosh and bought a few in Stitches West this year. Then I was reading Jackie’s post on Plucky Knitter and boy where have I been? They are so beautiful. I also started a ravelry thread asking for hand painted yarn recommendations. Check it out. If only I have unlimited budget.