Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Handspun and Holiday

Wow! A lot of stuff has happened in the last week, including finishing my Liesl cardigan and my nerdy little spinning project, not to mention that my father was in town for the holiday weekend. But before I talk about any of that, I want to say thank you for all of your nice comments on my Fairy Lights hat pattern, which even got a nice little mention on Whip Up! I am continually amazed that my little pattern scribbles are so well received.

Now, onto the knitting!

As expected, I ran out of handspun and had to crop the cardigan. I tried to make the most of it by changing around the placement of the buttons, finally settling on using two buttons along the bottom edge and overlapping the fronts slightly. I fully admit to using a yarn over as the second button hole, but sometimes you have to choose 'pretty' over 'technically correct'. Anyway, I really like the look of the resultant neckline and the snug fit that accentuates my bustline. Sometimes the little details, like button placement, make all of the difference.

Unfortunately, you'll have to wait until next week to see the results of my Hogwarts spinning project. (Girl's got to have something to blog about each week.) In the meantime, I snapped some great photos this weekend during our tour of southern Wisconsin that I thought I'd share.

People Waiting for the Fireworks at Sunset at the UW Terrace

Bottling Beer at the New Glarus Brewery

The Garden at Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin

The Grand Carousel (the Largest in the World) at the House On The Rock

It was a great holiday weekend and I had a lot of fun spending time with my father. I hope your weekend was equally enjoyable and you got lots of knitting done!


Unknown said...

Yay on the props on Whip Up! And the cropped cardi is super cute. I love the handspun!

Anonymous said...

Hey Briney, I've chanced upon your works from Ravelry! Love reading your blog and will look forward to more of your posts to come! :D


Anonymous said...

I mean Kristin... lol