Finished the Rowan neckline. Size 3 needles made for tight stitches, but it did pull the over-large opening together. Once I got past my issues with the neck I flew along. It needs to be blocked to get the stitches all pulled right, but it's looking like a sweater now. Taking a break before starting the sleeves.
Spent yesterday working with lace stitches. Worked on the fan scarf (no photo, next time...) in the morning, then these two in the evening. Was a bit concerned about my yardage of Summer Tweed for Cozy, but it looks like I'll squeak by. It's actually too rough and inelastic for the pattern, so the stitchwork isn't easy, but I'm liking it. Will have to spread the work so my arms don't start to bother me.
Switched to the Birch in Rowan Kid Silk Haze later in the evening. Talk about contrast. Same type of stitches (pull together, fall apart, though the Cozy has that diagonal thing happening), so the rhythm was similar, but the texture was so different it took 20 minutes to get used to "seeing" the mohair. I love this yarn (thread almost) - it's so soft for mohair.
This is what it should look like finished. I'm doing the garter version (K on WS) shown in this photo. The st st version looks more classic, but I'm planning other lace shawls, so I wanted the different look.
The rain has finally blown through and we're having beautiful weather. The gardens are all confused and grass is sprouting and flowers blooming. We've had more rain in the last two weeks than all of last season. Still, the signs of winter are here, including no light on our back patio (that's why my knitting is up the hill on the rocks for these photos). Gotta get crackin on my tucked away sweater projects!
Today we've been out all afternoon, first down to IKEA for shopping and lunch (the kids love the meatballs and veggies), then on to the huge Japanese grocery in that area. DH has plans for dinner and enfant terrible is asleep (bless her little conniving two-year-old heart, but she's been a terror lately) Since the house is wonderfully quiet and I'm alone, I'm going to knit. Yeah.