Thursday, December 11, 2008

It's Summer Now !

I just can't believe that it's December now & summer is here - I hate summer as I hate the heat but the weather so far has been good - cool & breezy. I also can't believe that Christmas is 14 days away & I am still not ready - this year has really went by so fast & the last 2 weeks had been crazy - year end concerts, thank you afternoon tea, volunteers' dinner etc .... there's another week of school to go before the holidays & I just can't wait to enjoy some peace & quiet .
I have a couple of FOs (a pair of socks, circular vest & Abertay) but have not taken pictures so nothing to show for now ...... but I am ready for summer knitting.

I saw this pattern in the new Cleckheaton Bamboo book & fell in love with both the pattern & the yarn so I bought these from a LYS, Yarn On Collie .....

..... 7 balls of 4 ply bamboo which is so soft & has a shine that makes it so lovely.... and knitting with it is really nice & smooth (although a little splitty). I also love the color - Aqua - bright & fresh - just right for summer.
When I look through the pattern, I was disappointed that it is knitted in pieces & decided not to buy the book as it's not my style of knitting. I wanted to knit it in 1 piece & starting from the top like the Lady February Sweater, so I am making it up as I go ....... the collar is done with a mock cable rib & I am now doing the raglan increases .....

..... this is so fun & interesting that I can't put it down - in fact, I am enjoying this so much that I have not done any sock knitting for the past 2 days which is very unusual for me. I just want to finish the raglan increas so that I can see how the cardi will look - by the way, I am calling this my Aqua Summer Cardi !

3 comments:

Amanda said...

I also don't like the summer but we've been lucky so far its been cool. Love the bamboo. I haven't seen that colour yet, its great. I'm on to my second pair of socks using the bamboo and the sheen looks terrific.

del said...

Oh, that is a lovely color! It looks perfect for summer.

AJ said...

I don't like summer much but I do enjoy summer knitting. I love the shade of aqua you are using for the sweater. Very pretty.