Sunday, July 12, 2009

Long Eared Bats

Yesterday, I sat down and made my first embroidery (pattern and stitching), only to find that it was surprisingly soothing and easy. This is my Long-Eared Bat, in progress (not quite finished yet!)

Saturday, July 4, 2009

I've finally finished my first sweater. After many false starts and attempts on various sweaters, it is Coraline who earned the honor of first completed sweater. Or, cardigan, should you prefer. 

I don't usually wear very many pullovers - I prefer cardigans, since they're more versatile - and I can tell already that once blocked and washed, this cardigan will be one of my favorites. It's made with Malabrigo Silky Merino, a dk-weight yarn that comes in a brilliant array of colors. This colorway is called 'Sand', but I personally think that it looks like spun gold, and it certainly felt like something luxurious, slipping through my hands while I knitted. 

A modeled photo should be coming soon! The weather has been rainy today and Coraline has not been blocked.