The counter on my WordPress says this is my 1000th post! Who knew I had that much to say? I suspect many of those posts aren’t all that informational, but thanks to those of you who find my crafty journal at all interesting.
Moving on, what’s up craftwise with me?
I am still knitting away on my boucle pullover. Yes, it’s interminable stockinette but it’s coming out well. At least I think so. I’m 3/4 of the way done with the front and it’s sleeve island up ahead. The yarn I’m using is Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca Bouclé and it’s lovely and soft so I hope the resulting pullover will be as I envision (slouchy and comfy).
Because I’m highly suggestible, when I got an email blast from Nordic Mart proclaiming a nice sale I innocently clicked through and ended up getting what I hope is enough yarn for the new Alvinda cardigan from Twist Collective. The Garnstudio Baby Alpaca Silk is so yummy and soft with that nice hint of silk sheen. It’s a pretty sweater and the blue gray is a good neutral for me. But first to finish the Boucle pullover.
On the right is the electric blue material I’m using for a pair of pants/trousers that I’ve finally plucked up the courage to make. I’m using a Simplicity Amazing Fit pattern (#1696). The truth of that name has yet to be determined. The polka dots are for the pocket linings and seam bindings for a bit of fun – don’t worry I’m not planning polka dot clown pants on my arse. My last pant project was “not good” so I’m hoping these turn out because the bright pants trend may not be a long lived one. I hope it’s at least long enough for me to get these pants to fit.
Other than that I shall be dazzling someone with my “professional” smile all weekend…sigh.