Hello, everyone! Seems like it's been awhile, but life has been busy so this is the first chance I've had to show you how the knitting has been going. While I pondered what my kal knit was going to become, I knit another sweater for Neoma. This one is for this fall and winter so I made a larger size. I love how squishy the garter stitch is ~ I think she'll look adorable and squishy, too, when she gets to wear it! The pattern is Camilla Babe by Carrie Bostick Hoge, the yarn is Berroco Vintage in 'gingham' and my ravelry notes can be found here if you want to peek.
So, while I worked on Neoma's wardrobe, I decided (or maybe it decided) that indeed, my Leaves of Grass is going to become a table covering and that I wanted to bead the edging. After a trip to Fusion Beads (incredible web store but we're lucky enough to have the retail shop in Seattle!), here's what's happening:
It's a little hard to see but the brown beads against the grayish brown yarn will really pop once she's blocked. It took me a few hours to figure out where I wanted to place them, but I finally decided on 8 beads per chart...I've only done 13 chart repeats so far but I get more excited with every one. I can't wait to get this off the needles and spread out in all her glory!
I'm loving seeing the occasional finished shawl/blanket/table cover posts as they pop up and I love the silence of everyone else because I imagine those of you who aren't done blissfully knitting away like I am, excited to share your progress and finished pieces soon. Thanks for participating everyone ~ I'm really enjoying this ride with you all! Have a great weekend and hopefully the east coaster readers and their families stay safe and warm the next few days during the blizzard.