I started this blog entry about 7 hours ago and look -- just now getting it down on the keyboard.
I finished my hoodie tunic sweater and I have to say -- I love it!
I used Cascade 128 Tweed for it and it was a great yarn -- bulky enough for size 7 needles (that would be size nine for most of you!). I enjoyed the pattern from Diane Soucy, Knitting Pure and Simple, and would definitely make it again -- what's not to like about top-down patterns?! Even Kevin said I should make more of these -- high praise from someone who normally just nods or says 'great' without ever looking up. About the only thing I would change is the button on the placket -- it's so small it's really not usable.
I started the new year by burying some ends this morning and sewing down the casing for the hood. I used the Knit Klips I bought several years ago but never got around to using. I LIKE them a lot. Definitely good for holding your work in place while you're seaming.
After steaming the hood I used the klips to mark 3 stitches in from the edge so I could make the casing for the hoodie cord.
And here's a closeup of the clip at work ~~
I am so glad to be done with this sweater. I started it back in March but had to set it aside while I knit for shows. I can't wait to wear it.
I'm back to working on my Thai Vest pattern -- writing it as I go -- YIKES!!
I spent 3 hours at Mom's today, fixing her computer (yes, those Microsoft Updates ARE important) and getting her new camera software loaded. We ordered a camera case from Canon and she should get it next week. My sister Renee and hopefully her son Andrew will be visiting Mom tomorrow and can get her SD card formatted and show her how to get the pictures from her camera to the computer or printer. Hint, hint.
Mom had made a pot of French Canadian Pea Soup, which I love, but as usual, did not get nearly enough. I'm heading down to Eastern Market tomorrow morning to buy myself more peas with which to make soup. I'll get some more for Mom too. Anyone else need some??