Hi all! Jane here. I'm filling in for Shannon today. As you may recall, Shannon sprained her back pretty badly last year, unfortunately she's suffering a major flare up and needs very much to take the week off. She's doing as well as she can be and certainly doesn't want anyone to worry but sitting at the computer is less than ideal right now. So let's give Shannon a nice bloggy break, send her get well karma, and if you are trying to contact her online, please bare in mind that she will be unplugged for the most part this week.
Today is Wednesday and I hope you know what that means! It's time to check in with our Summer Sweater Knit Along projects! And since I'm sure you are all dying to know how Shannon is doing on her Something Silver I'll fill you in on her progress... Last Wednesday was the official KAL cast on and so far it's flying off the needles! There is definitely something to be said for a well written pattern and amazing yarn, it's highly motivating! The pattern is top down and as it stands, the yoke is about 2 inches away from separating the sleeves and body. It's a very well written pattern and is fun and easy to follow, the lace is easily memorized and Veera's instructions are clear and thorough, no guess work here! And the yarn! Can we just talk about the yarn for a minute? When Shannon told us that she would be using Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label in Pink Grapefruit we were all pretty jealous but when the yarn actually arrived I don't think any of us were prepared for it's deliciousness! The colour is fresh and vibrant and oh so pink grapefruit-ish. It's the colour of the summer in my opinion. And the yarn is soft and springy and so nice to work with. I get excited just watching Shannon knit with it, it's just that lovely!
How about you? Are you loving your yarn choice? Enjoying your pattern? Is your project flying off the needles or has something got you stalled? Don't forget there is plenty of chatting going on and tons of help to be found in the KAL thread over in the luvinthemommyhood Ravelry group.
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