I frequently take pictures of plants, buildings, and other random stuff that I think would be useful for knitting ideas. The photos are usually pretty unremarkable, but I liked the way these ones came out. My mom’s lilies in front of their house feature shades of yellow and orange that I usually like with a dark magenta and the green of the leaves in a pleasing way. I wouldn’t have thought of combining these colors myself. I especially like the last photo with the green and yellow of the flowers, and the blue grey of the sidewalk.
I almost never go more than a day or two without knitting, but lately I’ve only been able to squeeze in a few rows here and there. I really thought I’d have this sleeve finished and the other one started by today, but here it is incomplete. It’s a little frustrating because I thought I would be finished with this sweater in April. Oh, well. That’s life.
It’s been awhile since I last shared this sweater. I’ve made a lot of progress on it that didn’t make it to the blog. I finished the body and knit the neckband before I started finals, but never found any time during day light hours to snap some pictures.
I just started the sleeves. I’m using my usual seamless set in sleeve method. I hate picking up stitches, but I love working the short rows. They go by so quickly and are kind of addictive to knit.
I’m really happy with how the back is looking. The scallops look just like I hoped they would. I can’t wait to get this one done so I can wear it. The sweater is a nice weight for summer nights.
I graduated college on Sunday. I packed up all of my stuff, stored some of it away in Washington, and I’m temporarily back in California for a few weeks. I have to pack up my old bedroom at my parents’ house because they’re remodeling. Things are going to be pretty bizarre for the next couple of months as I hunt for a job and move around a lot, but I’ve finally had time to calculate the sleeves for my current WIP so hopefully there will be a bit of knitting to share here soon!