Since the recent post where I outed myself as a serial WIP-er, I have been making a gargantuan attempt to actually finish some projects. Funnily enough, it’s paid off! Three of the sweaters that were on the needles are now finished and being worn (just as well, because we have had some bitterly cold days recently), and I love each one as much as the next.
First off the ranks was Shellseeker. I had intended to wear this for long walks on the beach when we went on holidays at Easter, but didn’t quite get it finished in time. It’s a great casual sweater for running around after the kids though, and there are bound to be beach holidays in its future.
I knitted it in Cascade Ultra Pima, which I have fallen in love with. It’s the perfect weight to be worn most of the year in our subtropical climate and, unlike other cotton yarns I have tried, holds its shape really well. Shellseeker is the third top I’ve knitted in it since our LYS started stocking it late last year.
Then I went back to my Audrey. Once I picked it up again, I finished the body in an afternoon. This is the sort of thing that drives me nuts; obviously, if I’d just stuck with it, it would have been finished months ago.
The end result is so deceptively simple, with its spare lines and elegant lace bib. Yet every detail is so carefully thought through, from the deep twisted rib at the waist to the i-cord edging along the neckline.
Finally, I finished my Atelier. I loved knitting this, and I love wearing it. The construction is so ingenious, and there always seemed to be something to look forward to, which meant it was always a pleasure to work on.
So with three sets of needles and three project bags liberated, I am feeling free! So free that I’ve cast on for two new sweaters… 😉
Yep, there’s no hope for me…
As I am working away trying to finish my cardis from last year, I realized I keep getting stuck at the same spot.
When I split the sleeves, I can never remember Aline’s cast on for those cast on stitches instead of the back loop method.
Could you post in your blog a tutorial so we, “lovely students of yours” can have a permanent reference?
I will see you in class soon and hope you have knitted heaps during this cold and rainy long weekend.
Anything for my lovely students. Look for it soon!