Sorry for dropping of the map for a little over the past two weeks. I got sucked into the hole that is the bar exam. Tuesday and Wednesday I sat for the test and now I have eight weeks to wait before finding out if I passed or not… It was definitely not the most fun I’ve ever had.
Now that it’s over, I can turn my attention to looking for a legal job and working in the yarn shop. Much more fun that days and days of studying. And, even better, lots more knitting time.
A few weeks ago, before I got swept up completely in studying, I finished the sweater I was crocheting.
I think it’s lovely. The sleeves came out a bit big, but other than that it’s great. That wonderful little closure is from Plover Designs
. They’re local to Portland and For Yarn’s Sake carries some very lovely ones.
The pattern is Bluebell Cardigan
by Edie Eckman from the Spring 2011 Interweave Crochet
. It worked up so fast once I finally put some energy into it. I found the patter a bit vague and hard to follow in places but I think it was because they tried to cram it onto two pages so it was heavily abbreviated and vague in places. I still managed to figure it out.
I used some yarn that was available through Knit Picks about two years ago. It was yarn that their mill overspun so they sold it for $1 per ball. It’s basically their Wool of the Andes sport but overspun. The colorway is called amethyst heather. The sweater’s got about 4 inches of positive ease so I will be able to layer it in the winter. (Ryan says a sweater made of holes is impractical, but I think he just doesn’t understand the magic of layers.)
Opening Ceremonies start in 9 minutes and I’ve got a cardigan to cast on. You’ll hear all about it.