TTL Mystery Shawl was off the needles and blocking, I was ready for something new. Fortunately the second project of Camp Loopy began on June 27. I picked the Que Sera sweater as my 800+ yard project. The pattern is a bottom up cardigan, and I just split for the fronts and back yesterday. The left front is almost done and I hope to finish the right today.
This sweater is zipping right along. The lace pattern is easy to memorize, and I think I do well with artificial deadlines. I am trying to finish the entire sweater by July 27. I am almost halfway through my yarn, so I should be fine with the deadline. Why so much fuss you ask. Well, if I complete each of the three projects, I get double yarn buying points and a free skein of yarn. It is just enough incentive for me.
I even have my next interim project ready. I am gearing up for another mystery project. This time it is with designer Stephen West. Eamon had selected one of his shawls for himself (Pokemon Vulpix, of course). While I wait for yarn at home on that one, I decided to try this WestKnits mystery project. I am using yarn from Swan's Island fingering as well as a variegated skein from Camilla at Twist and Twine. I am very excited for this one. I am excited to use Twist and Twine yarn and hope this shawl does it justice. It is so pretty.
Where do you ask are the socks? Well, they were cast aside for bigger and brighter things. I do still carry them out and about, but progress has been slow. I also am waiting on buttons for the Modern Garden Cardi I finished last week. I hope to get those in the mail and do a proper photoshoot. I owe you a few pictures - socks, shawl, sweater -PHEW!
Our family finished reading Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh while driving this weekend. We loved it. I picked it up as part of Annie's Read Aloud Along. I have yet to get the newest book, so we are reading Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms together while we wait for our weekly trip to the library. This one is a page turning and is similar to the The Mysterious Benedict Society, which is our newest audiobook. I am still finishing up The Butterfly Cabinet when not knitting or reading aloud. Busy times here.
How has your week gone, fellow YarnAlongers? Since I am on the hunt for buttons for this sweater, where do you find buttons for your projects? Do tell.