This past weekend was Crafty Mom weekend at the beach. This was the 10th year for some of us, and it was highly productive for me.
I finished my Heather Hoodie. It’s not blocked yet, but I love it already. It’s big, squishy and warm. And it weighs a ton. It has 9.5 skeins of Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky, which means 950 grams, or 33.25 ounces, or nearly two pounds…
…but it doesn’t feel that heavy when I put it on. Working on the button bands was making my hands tired, with all the hood and front stitches crammed on a 26 inch needle.
I started the button band with a full skein of yarn, and this is all I had left when the bands (including around the hood) were done.
This sweater was supposed to be a vest, but I wanted sleeves. I changed the straight armholes for a modified drop shoulder, indenting about 2 inches at the underarm. After seaming the shoulders, I picked up stitches at the sleeve cap for no-sew set-in sleeves and knit them flat to the wrist. I’m happy with the result.
What else did I work on? I finished my Athena with my leftover Chroma Worsted. I think this one is for me…finally!
I finished a cowl in Dream in Color Classy, the color is Deep Sea Flower. I can’t really show it to you yet; I was re-knitting a new design that’s going…somewhere.
I took pictures of an FO in this pretty Pico Accuardi Dyeworks Worsted; the color is Rodgie’s Midnight Dancing. I can’t show you the FO of that, either, but here’s the wrong side so you can admire the yarn.
And I started a new project for Sock Summit, but there’s no picture yet. Mostly I was just trying to get it started. I’m using Knitted Wit‘s Bling yarn, the bluer one on the left.
But enough about me. Carole made a necklace that everyone wanted, so she made a bunch!
And of course the view was spectacular. I woke up on Saturday morning, and where the sun had set the night before, there was a pink orb over the horizon. It was a perfect moon set.
Twin Rocks was pretty as always. They remind me of a sea serpent.
Although it’s trying to be spring here, there was snow on the hills, and it’s snowing tonight, too.
I could watch the sea and the sky forever. Always changing, but constantly lovely.
How was your weekend?