Happy Belated Thanksgiving to all of my American readers! I was planning to blog over my break, but obviously I did not. David and were in San Francisco to visit his family, and we had a great time.
I have a finished sweater to show you today!
Pattern: Cherry by Anna Bell
Yarn: Foxhill Farm Millspun Cormo Cross, 2 skeins
Needles: US 6
Modifications: I didn't make the belt that is strung through the eyelet rows.
This was a fun knit. The knitting of it went pretty quickly, and the cable pattern was easy enough to memorize. It was a little difficult figuring out how to start the cable pattern, but the designer has since updated the pattern to make that easier.
I bought another skein of this yarn at Rhinebeck this year because I thought I was going to run out on the button bands and collar. It turned out that I had just enough! I'll have to figure out something else to do with the extra skein.
I used a mismatched set of vegetable ivory buttons I got from the button lady. They might be a little bit too small-- they sometimes pop out of their buttonholes.
I also wanted to show you my patchwork corduroy skirt.
I had originally bought this corduroy for a quilt many years ago. I've lost interest in the quilt, but I thought it would be fun to use some of it for a skirt. I got out my crayons and make a sketch of how I wanted it to work, and then I used the Simplicity 2411 pattern (again) to make it. I pieced the fabric for each pattern piece before I cut it out.
I think it's especially fun to wear this skirt with the brown and purple shirt I made last year. It's a patchwork outfit!
This is the last of the photos from the big photoshoot that I asked David to help me with several weeks ago. Now I have another big list of things to photograph, and David has promised to help me today. More soon!