I have a few more photos that I have now downloaded from my camera - I had such a wonderful time with my folks. Most mornings found me up around 6:15, and off to the beach to greet the sunrise. And at that hour, it was me, the pelicans, sandpipers, ibis and heron. It was a great way to greet the day.
(And if you are here to see some knitting, at the end of this post are some shots of the finished Casablanca sweater )
I am having trouble with typepad this morning, and my comments on the photos did not show up - and the writing I did about the sweater appears to be in the middle of a bunch of pictures of the beach..
go figure... and thanks for bearing with me. (grin)
And now, for some shots of Casablanca (finished end of Sept).
First of all, I love the Rowen cotton/wool blend yarn. It is heavenly to knit with, and does not stretch as much as pure cotton does.
This is a very clever pattern, knit from the top down, with 'after-thought' sleeves. I had fun learning some new techniques on this one.
The only part of the pattern that I thought was a bit difficult, was lining up the sleeve pattern when I picked
up the stitches there and did all the increases. It wasn't as easy as I imagine it should have been.
I ended up doing two rows of single crochet inside the shoulder edge, because it continued to want to fall off my shoulders.
Worked like a charm.
And now, for my only disappointing situation....
Look carefully at the midriff section of this sweater, and you will see that there is a distinct line across my tummy... ahem... yup.. one ball of yarn is entirely different color.
Sometimes dye-lots lie.
I have two balls left of this yarn, and someday I will rip back the bottom HALF of this sweater and re knit the whole thing.(grumble grumble) but for now, it has gone into the box of 'summer clothes' that I just put away for the season.
So, maybe next year ;-)