I'm joining in Ginny's Yarn Along this week.
Just in time for autumn weather, I finished my Sea Pines Pullover! I used Susan B. Anderson's formula for an easy top-down raglan sweater, and I'll definitely knit with this formula again (but with mods which I'll discuss below).
I knit this boxy pullover in Cascade Eco Cloud and absolutely loved how soft and lofty the yarn is. The chain construction gives the knitted fabric a dense but not too heavy texture and I'm so happy with the color that I chose.
Some of you have commented on the fact that Miranda and I fit the same size ... I know, I'm 49 and she's 13, but we're both slim and I'm
And so here's the rub. I should have cast on fewer stitches to start with and made the raglan section smaller. I'm a 32" bust but the raglan numbers have made the pullover fairly wide, and I didn't do any shaping at the torso. I suppose I could just lengthen the sweater overall but I'll be honest, I can't bear to buy yet another skein of this yarn and increase the price of this hand-knit even more.
I wore it over the weekend on a date night with Mark and it was warm and cozy, but I'm a little worried that it will grow after a few washings. I'm seriously thinking of re-knitting this and making it smaller. I know, I know ... you're thinking that I've lost my mind but the yarn is gorgeous (and not cheap), and I'm trying to only add hand-knits to my wardrobe that I'll wear regularly and happily. I'll give it a quick wash and see how it fits after its dried. But don't be surprised if I post about frogging this baby down the road! Does this ever happen to you? A project is lovely and wearable but it just doesn't feel completely right? Yeah, this pullover is nagging at me a little and I don't like nagging.
I've started a new novel as Egger's A Hologram for the King expired on my iPad (I borrowed the ebook from my local library). During date night, Mark & I stumbled upon a great used bookstore in Brooklyn, and I picked up Dana Spiotta Stone Arabia which I'm totally loving.