I've had the best of intentions to do a quick blog post each day for a bit to catch up on all the projects I've been working on, but that clearly hasn't worked out very well for me. Each day seems to slip by me and I haven't quite finished everything I've wanted to. So I'm just going to do one catch up post and feel better about it. How silly of me to put that pressure on myself!
Anyway, I finished the Washington Square sweater a couple weeks ago and I have to say that I love it! I've worn it several times and washed it a couple times also. This first picture is after it's first trip through the washer and dryer. I used Miss Babs Yowsa for this sweater, which is super wash wool, and it is fantastic! It's smooth to knit with and it has a gorgeous bloom once it's washed. (The picture is kind of dark, sorry, but if you click on it it seems to be a little better)
I also finished my Rambutan socks from the December shipment of the Cookie A Sock Club. I used the club yarn, which was Bugga for December.
So with a couple projects finished, I got sidetracked by the many, many patterns in my queue and decided that I really wanted a new sweater for spring. I picked out a few that interested right now and went to Spinning Yarns to see what yarns they had in stock that would work with the patterns I picked out. I decided on Que Sera and am using the suggested yarn, Blue Sky Alpaca's Organic Cotton. My swatch was perfect with the suggested needle size, so I cast on the first sleeve Wednesday.
Clandestine, which is the pattern for March in the Knit Sock Love KAL group on Ravelry. It just so happened that I had bought Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Cookie's Deep Dark Secret at Stitches East in October 2009 intending to knit this pattern with it. I knew I had it, but I had to dig down a bit in my sock yarn bin to find it :-)