I finished my Tappan Zee!
All that remains is to find the perfect buttons.
While working on our KAL, I got a little excited about the idea of having pretty summer knits to wear, so I started a couple other projects.
First was the Ribby Shell from Chic Knits:
I can't even tell you how pleased I am with the way it knit up. I used (only 3 skeins) Cascade's Venezia so it is silky soft. The side ribbing is the best part - it provides shaping that fits YOUR body's shape. I think I may want to make the Ribby Cardigan now.
Then, a new yarn arrived at the shop, and I had to grab needles for a third project!
Introducing Canela - a cotton/rayon/nylon yarn that is incredibly beautiful when knit.
The fabric is light and soft, while the subtle thick and thin nature of the yarn makes for an interesting texture.
What am I making? The Shawl Collar Cardigan from Knitting Pure and Simple. Since each skein has 348yds, I only need 4 for the whole project. You might have noticed that Canela is a dk yarn, and this pattern calls for a worsted weight. Well, that is exactly what I wanted for this project. I envisioned a light, airy weave of the fabric to make this summery coverup. So, I am using a smaller yarn than called for, but still getting gauge.
Other knitters have also been making pretty things.
Look at Luanne's shawl out of Dream in Color Starry:
Aren't the sparkles beautiful against the black yarn?
Sarah has me thinking that it's time I knit another sweater out of Silky Wool. Look at the stunning piece she just finished:
I LOVE the ruffles, but the entire sweater is perfect. She did an amazing job!