I’ve owed you this post for a couple weeks. I have no excuses, really. Well, okay, I sort of have one, in that it’s really, really hard to take a photo of myself wearing a sweater. A hat? Sure, no problem. But a sweater? Sorry, my arms just aren’t long enough to make a self-portrait work. So, many thanks to my gorgeous sister, Chrissy, for taking these while I was in town for Bug’s birthday party.

But here it is, and I have, not one, but TWO finished objects to brag about!

I finally finished my Pomme de Pin. I also have vowed to never again choose a project that requires seaming. I’ll be honest, when I discovered Finish-Free Knits yesterday, I got a bit excited and immediately put it on my Amazon Wishlist. A bunch of really cute sweaters and no seaming? SIGN ME UP!

Anyway, you don’t want to hear me whine about how much seaming sucks. You want to see The Precious. Okay, here you go.

Pomme de Pin cardigan

Pomme de Pin Sweater Pattern

My Pomme de Pin was done with Malabrigo Arroyo in the colorway Coffee Toffee. I swear, it looks like Thai iced coffee. And I’m kinda proud of these photos, too, because OH MY GOD I look so thin! I still have a long way to go, despite what magic the camera is working here, especially in the top picture, but it’s so encouraging to see the evidence of my progress like that. Wow.

The second knit-thing I finished is the Seafoam Shawl.

Seafoam Shawl

Lace Shawl with Ruffle

I started this shawl about a year ago and then set it down for other projects. But I picked it up again once I was done with the cardigan and finished it pretty quickly. Which made me feel really dumb for leaving it unfinished for so long. The last two rows of the ruffle seemed to take for-freaking-EVER. And then I realized that I put it on backwards. DOH! But the beauty of the lacework is that it’s really, really hard to tell the front from the back, so in the end it doesn’t really matter. The Seafoam Shawl was done in Knit Picks Imagination Hand Painted Sock Yarn, colorway Castle Walls.

I’m now trying to finish up the Nereid Fingerless Mitts that I started last winter and never finished, and I’m eyeing the Irene pattern for the pink silk-cashmere yarn I pulled out of this thrift store sweater awhile back:

Pink Sweater from Saks Fifth Avenue

And that’s all the news that’s fit to knit.



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