I have finally finished my Lady Kina sweater and I just love it. I'll tell you what there is a LOT of knitting in this sweater. It is one of those sweaters that you knit, and knit, and knit, but feel you are never making any progress on it. But the trick is you actually have to keep knitting on it and not get sidetracked by big green blankets and other projects. I have never said I am a monogamous knitter. Well I try to be but it just never seems to happen. In recent years I have tried to have only one knitting project and one crochet project going at a time. It helps me to actually finish things if I do it this way. But this sweater has seen many a project completed before it had its big day.
Shall I introduce you? Blogging friends may I introduce you to Lady Kina..............
Made with eight, 104 yard balls of Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo yarn, totaling 800 yards. I also used a size 6 circular needle.
This pattern is well thought out and pretty easy, it just takes a lot of time to knit.
Although I do not think of myself as a goldish person, I really fell in love with this yarn last summer when the yarn store I used to visit in Tampa closed. I can't remember if the yarn was 30 or 40% off, either way it made this a very cost effective project.
The button is from good ole Joann's Fabrics and Crafts.
The only trouble I had with this yarn is with joining a new ball. You can't do that in the middle of the row because you would see the pull of the stitches as you secured a new ball. That left me with the beginning of a row, which due to the garter stitch pattern made it more noticeable. I then decided to start the new yarn where the garter stitch border ends and the body of the sweater begins. This was also noticeable and in one spot looks kind of bad. When I showed this sweater to my husband he went right to the spot and said what happened here? You can see it about two thirds of the way down on the right side of the sweater. Ah well I am not going to worry about it to much. It is the nature of this yarn to be a bit slippery. Yarn that has incredible stitch definition like this yarn does not hide flaws well, and I am not a perfect knitter, so it is what it is. I am just glad it is done and that it fits!
Did you see the full moon last night or this morning? On my way home from work yesterday evening the moon was brilliant against the darkening sky. And this morning at 5:30, when I took Max out before I left for work, this is what I saw. This picture has been enlarged but has not been touched in any other way. I think it is so beautiful, but then again I am a moon lover.
Thank you for you thoughts about my son and his swim meet. If I can be honest I am still not over it, but I will be. I think jumping right back into the work week and taking care of Little Buddy has not left me with any time to regroup. I plan on taking some time this afternoon to catch my breath. Hopefully the little one will take a good, long nap.
Hope you are having a great week.