I’ve been bad this past week and haven’t been too devoted to my knitting, but I am slowly making progress.
First, my Oaklet is coming along nicely and I really love the deep dark browns in the colorway, called Dark Chocolate. Each time I look at my progress, I seem to have a craving for chocolate covered caramels! I’m just about ready to start the lace portion, so the following photo is about three days old.
My Vodka Lemonade is coming together as well but I have neglected it terribly! So far I’m still working on the increases in the sleeve section. I really do like Thea’s design for the sleeve section, gives it details with a bit of texture.
I’m hoping to get both of these projects completed by the end of the month so I can concentrate on my two Craftsy classes – Knitting with Beads with instructor Laura Nelkin and The Perfect Fit Seamless Crazy Lace Cardigan with instructor Myra Wood. I have two lace projects that I want to attempt this summer, and one has beads!
I have found quite a few cardigans and sweaters that I want to knit this year, as well as years to come. One brand new design that caught my eye today incorporates two elements I love, knitting and crochet. Evelyn Siatra‘s new release, Silk Knitted Jacket with Crochet Embellishments, is quite stunning and shows how we can use crochet as a lovely edging to any style garment.
Until next time, happy knitting, crocheting, spinning and crafting!