Last weekend my beautiful sister and her handy hubby came over to assemble my shelving units for my stash and my craft library. They did an awesome job and I am very grateful! Not all of my stash fits in the shelves, but my apartment is too small for that many shelves!After the first unit was up, my sister started to unpack some of the bins and boxes that my stash was stored in. Amid everything she found the parts to the 2nd sweater I had ever tried to make. It was beyond my capabilities when I started it, and it quickly became a UFO. I told her that I was going to frog it, but upon inspection it became evident that all the pieces were there, just waiting to be assembled.
I decided to put this together and started the seaming, as much as I loath the process. Once I had a sleeve set in I held it up for inspection and both Ray and I started laughing instantly. This was going to be the most ridiculous looking sweater ever and would require a contortionist to wear it. I started frogging instantly. There is no way I am giving up the yummy yarn that this was knit in. I just wish that I could remember what it is. The ball band has long ago been lost, but this wool feels wonderful and I will reincarnate it as something wonderful now that I am no longer a novice knitter.
I have completed a little knitting. Surprise! I have completed 2 projects for Knitting Purls Stash Busting Colorwork KAL. The first is the Beginners Fair Isle by Catherine Kerth. I used left over acrylic from a couple of kids projects. I really like the effect of using a variegated yarn gave to the fair isle stitches. The 2nd project is the Ankara Headband designed by Nanette Blanchard. This was a little more challenging for me in chart reading and stranding technique. I am taking baby steps in learning fair isle. (Obviously, I haven't blocked either piece before taking photos. Sorry.)I am still working on the toe-up ankle socks for the toe-up KAL and I hope to finish those soon. My next fair isle project is going to be a pair of socks too, but I am not sharing what that one is just yet. Stay tuned in for more!