Some of you may remember, back in February for the Ravelympics I knit the Shalom Cardigan by Meghan McFarlane. I managed to finish it in 14 days! Yes, it's a fast knit! When I finished it and tried it on...I was really not happy with it. Here is a picture of me in it right after I finished it.
In the end I am very happy I frogged it. Having it in my sweater drawer taunting me with it's bad fit and poor decisions on modifications to the pattern on my part was just killing me.
I have already soaked the yarn to remove all the kinks from it being knit and I completed knitting the yoke, separating for the sleeves, and am back on the body part. I am happy knitting it again. This is a great pattern. I don't love how the pattern fits at the top that is why I am again making modifications but this time I am using someone else's modifications that have been tested and I like how they look. Here's hoping they work because I will not knit this three times!
My other goal with this cardigan is to knit it faster than I did last time. I think I can beat 14 days. I'm already a third of the way through since Saturday. I think I can, I tink I can.
To catch you up on my life, last week with Special K's sister and nephew in town it was very busy!! They left on Friday but Friday night I had a baby shower for a friend, then Saturday I had a Pinellas Weavers Guild board meeting. By Saturday afternoon, I really did not want to leave the house or do anything other than craft. I had a long craft todo and only got about halfway through but that's OK.
My summer tour spinning is going really well!! I have managed to spin every day for at least 10 minutes and am making lots of progress. I think I will have almost 3 bobbins full of singles soon.
I hope everyone is having a great week. Happy Knitting, Spinning, and Doggie lovin! :)