First off, a big thank you to everyone who commented on my garden! I can’t tell you how exciting and motivational it was to get all those comments. I saw all the things I still hadn’t done — and you all showed me all the things I *had* done. Thank you!
So, today is the last day of my vaca. It’s been a long week. I’ll return to work satisfied with the progress I made in the garden, and well-rested (I “slept in” until almost 7am every day this week — that’s late for me). This morning I woke up to birds chirping so loudly that at first I thought I left the TV on — it felt like they were right in the bedroom.
I didn’t get to make my barbecue or the sangria on Friday, but you can bet I’ll be doing it today. It’s supposed to be sunny with a high of 70°F (21°C). I couldn’t have created a nicer day for my last day of vaca.
It’s been a while since I’ve talked about this design. I’ve knitted on it quite a bit since I showed you the last pics.
The fit is really good (I’ll show you once it gets a little longer) and I love how the stitch pattern waves a bit.
I changed the original stitch pattern I chose for the bottom half. It just wasn’t working for me — it felt a little matronly. I decided it needed something with straight lines rather than waves. Here’s a closeup.
I washed and dried the swatch I knitted it to get final measurements. The angora fluffed up a lot and it shrunk a bit in length. Curiosity got the best of me last night and I had to see what happened with the top. It did just what I expected (phew!) and shrunk about 2.5 inches. The softness is incredible — even softer and squishier than the small swatch.
I want the top to be a little more feminine than it is now, so I’m considering a short, flaired sleeve for a little frill, and maybe a tiny ruffle around the bottom and the neckline.