Que Sera sweater. It is now time for the hard part. For some reason finishing this sweater has been tough. I have spent significant time online about it. I have watched youtube videos, read articles and browsed ravelry forums. The shoulder seams are staggered and have a bit of the lace pattern. Next time I will use short rows for a smoother finish. The collar ended up with a lot more stitches picked up. I think it looks okay, but I may rip it out and start over. The sleeves sit waiting for a quiet moment. I am hoping that moment is this morning before the day starts.
I want it to look right, and this part is hard. Sewing together a sweater takes patience and time. I find myself trying to rush, so I have to continually tell myself to take it slowly. It fits thus far, and I want to wear it happily without thinking about wonky shoulder and sleeve seams. It will happen, and I will show it to you. I still owe a few photos of finished projects. They will come. Right now I just need to focus and take my time.
The kiddos and I have been thoroughly enjoying Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms. It is a nice story about a young boy's search for his uncle's long lost workshop. The quest takes him on a hunt throughout town with the help of a friend looking for the old magician's space. We only have a few more pages left. I would have finished last night if the hour had not been too late as we read. I have promised to finish it this morning. I am still plodding through The Butterfly Cabinet. It is a good story, but I think it needs a good sitting to read it. Reading it in bits and pieces is hard as the story takes a bit to unfold. I think I am too used to the speed of children's books and feel it languishes a bit.
Stay tuned in the next few days. I promise to show both sweaters finished! Perhaps a bit of button shopping should be added to the plan today. (As with every Wednesday, I am linking with Ginny and a whole host of other fiber enthusiasts. You should check it out).