Wow, things have been busy around here. Lots of knitting and working going on and the summer is shaping up to be busy.
I finished my Green Gable sweater, no pics yet, but it came out really well. I've worn it a few times already. In the end I wish I had knit a size smaller but with the waist and hip shaping I added it's not a terrible fit. The Cotton Fleece was a really nice yarn to work with, the wool content makes a huge difference in how it knits but the finished top is still really light and summery. Now that I have the pattern pretty much rewritten to fit me properly I'd think about knitting it again. This is the first adult sweater that I've actually finished and it's encouraged me to start another.
I'm on to the hourglass sweater from LMKG. I bought the cash iroha in a great grass green a while back but never got motivated to get going on it. Thrusday night I cast on and I have the body done to the underarms and I'm working on a sleeve. I'm totally rewriting the sleeve portion of the pattern though, they were going to be terribly wide had I knit them to specs. It seems odd to me to design the body of the sweater so form fitting and flattering to those of us with clearly defined waists then put elephant arms on it. I'm keeping the bell cuffs but narrowing out along the length of the sleeve to match the fit of the body a bit better but we'll see how it goes. With the adjustments I've made to the sleeves I've hopefully inadvertently solved some of the neckline issues the girls at the KAL were facing.
I like the pattern so much I'm toying with the idea of a 3/4 sleeve cardigan based on the hourglass pattern. I'd knit it in the round then steek it and knit the button bands on, maybe adding some fair isle trim too while I'm at it. Once I have the first one done I'll have a better idea of what I need to do to make it work. I have some stash yarn that's calling to me to be some sort of fitted cardigan for the fall. Maybe an argyle motif around the hem or something?
Time to get knitting but I'll post later revealing the Magical Mystery Lace Project complete with pics!