|Just to let you know, this is a crafty post, but it also involves black beans and salad, so there's no need for worry.|
I'm getting ready to cast on for a new sweater. I'm super excited about it, 'cuz I'm doing a little KAL with my besty-bub from DC. If you're on Ravelry you can see the sweater page, we're working on Levenwick by Gudrun Johnston, and YES, we will rock our match-y friend sweaters.
|On Ravelry, you can name all your projects, so this one was called, "Before the Kitchen was Done, But After it Got Painted." |
The yarn was a present I gifted myself after I painted the kitchen ceiling white. Painting a ceiling is worse than knitting sleeves.
The last sweater I finished was way back in April. The pattern was Before Dark by Veera Välimäki. It came out really lovely, although I may never knit another sweater with plant fibers again--soOOo stretchy--they lose all shape within the first hour of wear. I always forget this too, because knitting with bamboo sounds like such an awesome idea, there must be some sort of bamboo pheromone that keeps me coming back.
I was bummed the sweater got all stretchy, because the fiber I used was luscious, and the sweater itself was a little boring to knit. Especially the sleeves, knitting sleeves is pure torture.
|A closeup so you can see the color. Please excuse all dog hairs in this post.|
Also, yes. I switched out the buttons. Good on you for noticing!