After a great three-day weekend I feel more energized to get back into blogging. I never stopped knitting (of course) but I just haven't been inspired to blog. I think I need a new camera.
I finished Florence a few weeks ago and it was very exciting. I've worn it many times since too (which is always a sign of success after completing a project). I started this project in Summer last year and had to shelve it after getting frustrated with having mismatched decreases on my neckline. I didn't have the energy to rip. But this summer I pulled it out of hibernation and was determined to complete this project. It is the most detailed piece I've ever knitted with fair aisle, lace, button bands and a collar.
It's hard to take photos of black knitting!! Here's a closer one.
A close up of the sleeve
I was so excited to finish this project and I finally was able to seam set-in sleeves with some sort of confidence.
Pattern: Florence from Rowan 35 Yarn: Jaeger Pure Cotton (now discontinued)
And by the way, we discovered our very own local patch of grass on the weekend. Grass is a pretty rare commodity in Japan, so we were excited. After a terrible terrible rainy cold day last Friday, we were paid back in full with three glorious days full of sunshine and blue skies!
Hope you had a great weekend too!