I can’t believe I’m actually saying this, but I finished my Vodka Lemonade yesterday!!!
I started this project May 1st for MadMay2012 in the MadelineTosh Lovers Ravelry Group and four months later, I’m finally finished! Yes, I’m doing a happy dance and for some reason this was a long WIP for me but I have to say, it feels good to finally be done.
Facts: I made three modifications. I added two extra stitches at the under arm area for a bit more room for a total of 4 stitches. I also decided not to include the lace insert for the back of the sweater and opted for a more staggered look for lace insert on each side of the front. I also choice short sleeves over the three quarter sleeves,which is a better fit for me.
Yarn: 4 full skeins of MadelineTosh 80/10/10 Sport, a blend of 80% Merino, 10% Nylon and 10% Cashmere, in the color Badlands and approximately 55 yards from a fifth skein.
Needles: I used a 24″ circular needle in size US 6 (4.0 mm)
Now it’s time to cast on a sweater for my Mom. I’ve mentioned what I was planning in a past post, but I’ve officially decided to knit my Mom the Sketchbook Cardigan by Lion Brand, a simple and classic raglan sleeve cardigan that I know she will love. For this project I will be using yarn in my stash, which is eight skeins of Plymouth Encore in the colorway Grape Jam.