Hi friends, just popping in because I’m so excited I had to share ….
I’ve finished my Islay! It needs a good bath over the weekend, but I’m pleased as punch that I finished it — even more so because it was just in time for the deadline of the KAL that Shetland Trader hosted on Ravelry. I’ll do a fuller post with all my thoughts on this sweater soon, but suffice it to say that it’s a great sweater, and I highly recommend the pattern!
Some exciting knitting plans are afoot this weekend, which may or may not include some yarn shopping — looking forward to telling you all about it soon.
When I cast on Bristol Ivy’s May Cardigan at the beginning of April, my hope was that I’d be able to wear it to Maryland Sheep and Wool. As I mentioned Tuesday, that happened, but just barely! I stayed up late Saturday night finishing the first sleeve and furiously worked on the second sleeve on the drive to the festival! As we were pulling into the parking lot, I had about 15 stitches left to cast off on the sleeve — so I ended up sitting in the parking lot of the festival, feverishly doing a sewn cast off and quickly weaving the two ends of the completed sleeve in. It was the work of a few minutes, and my friends were kind enough to gamely wait! I initially felt a bit silly about it all, but in the end, was super happy I got to wear it Sunday. It was the perfect temperature for a light sweater!