My Holden Shawllette is done!!
I finished it earlier this week. I pretty much love everything about it! I love the colour the BEST! This might be my favorite yarn colour ever - Malabrigo Sock yarn in Botecelli Red. The variation in the yarn is my absolute favorite kind of colour too - sorta solidish. hehe The pattern was super easy and would be a great intro to lace/ shawl knitting for anyone looking for an entry project! The size is bigger than I thought and it's knit on 6's, which is kinda large for a lace shawl. It's one that's easy to wear too because I don't feel like it's way fancy or anything.
As soon as it was blocking I started pulling out the yarn from that Pea Coat that made me so mad and starting knitting on my LAST Christmas gift!! The sweater for my niece is to be the Cable Rib Pullover by Kristen TenDyke. Here was my progress as of thursday:
Don't those cables just look impressive? It requires two cable needles, which is something I've never done before. I love how fast this knit is going (maybe because the back was only on 60 stitches? hehe) The back was done yesterday and I cast on for the sleeves to do two at a time on a long circular. I'm not sure why I didn't do this pattern in the round instead of knitting the front and back separate. I usually don't mind the seaming part too much and as I've already pointed out, it's a pretty little sweater, sized for a 2 year old. Since Alora will only be 18 months comes Christmas, hopefully it'll fit her for at least through the winter.
The yarn is Vanna's from Lion Brand and chosen because it has a great loft to it. It's showing the cables FABulously, but I'm not really enjoying knitting with it. It's tough on the hands after knitting with it a ton and I'm looking forward to gettin' this one done! I don't think she'll have any problems wearing it though and hopefully it'll soften up more after a washing. :)