Between end of school pool parties every other weekend and our new online store, I've been having a really hard time focusing on one project at a time, which is not like me at all. I've been known to advocate finishing what you start before you begin something new. However, at this moment, I have 3 projects going all at once. I think the patterns are really great, so I figured I'd share them with you in case you were looking for something fun for the summer...
I've been looking for a project to feed my crochet bug for a while, so after scrolling through what ravelry had to offer, I finally found this great shawlette pattern by Kristy Ashmore. It's called Simple Scallops. It's easy and mindless, it's exactly what I was looking for! I'm using Madelinetosh sock in Kale, on a K hook. It's flying by, but like I mentioned earlier? Not really focusing!
Sooooo, on to the next unfinished project which should have been gift wrapped, opened, oooohed & ahhhh over by now, is Oh, Handsome Winter Sweater. Get it together Justine!!! So easy, it's all done, I just have to sew on the sleeves and pick up stitches for the neck. Sheesh! I striped it with Dream in Color Classy's Midnight Derby and Cocoa Kiss. Cute, I know, or I should say it will be. I'd like to knit one for Wesley out of Lima for the fall, it looks really cozy. This weekend, I will finish 2 of these 3 projects, I'm on it!
Last but not least, the saddest of the bunch, drum roll please.... My Drops Lace top. I love this pattern! I love love love the yarn, so what's the problem? Manos Serena is the softest, loveliest yarn I've knit with in a really long time. I'm selling it online like crazy and the Serena Collection is flying out the door. I loved Roko's version of this top, and if your looking inspiration, you need to check out her project page on ravelry. Impressive? I'd say! I haven't gotten far at all on this one, and I cast on for this project months ago, so sad I know. However, now it's out there, I've exposed my bad knitting habits as of lately and I have no choice but to finish my projects. So you know what I'll be doing this weekend for sure!
I can't sign off without showing you how fabulous the new Brushed Suri colors are from Blue Sky Alpacas!!!! May I introduce: Agave, Aqua, and Acai? See you soon, and happy knitting!