I consider swatching new yarn lately merely flirting with a fiber before I actually get to knit a project with it. Needless to say, I’m not done with Lorna Suzanne’s happy cardigan-ness quite yet. Things have been too insanely busy to feel like I can SIT and concentrate.

However I did purchase some yummy new yarn AND needles….. my new project is in the planning stages. Flirtation complete I’ve decided not to knit on 5’s but on 6’s, the resulting fabric is more pleasing to me.

Sweater to be? Miette………. a very retro cropped cardi in a happy spring color of cotton and silk to wear with a retro styled dress on the sewing machine.

Isn’t she fabulous? I’m especially fond of the bust darts, the whole shape is very, well retro!

The yarn is Cascade Silk in a soft nubbly pink—– and the needles? I’m madly in love with them! Circular lace needles from Chia Goo. Perfect points, a perfect cable….. fast and light and wonderful as can be!

A note on last weekends knitting happiness- I was honored to be involved in Lace Weekend from the incredible Brooke Nico at Kirkwood Knittery. There aren’t enough fabulous things to say about it. Brooke is such an accomplished lace knitter and a generous and knowledgeable teacher. I told her that I felt at the end of the time like I’d filled in some gaps in my lace knowledge. Sort of like I’d been trying to do College Algebra with a 4th grade education! What a great weekend of knitting and considering so many things. {lOvE} If you ever have the chance to take a class with Brooke wither locally in St. Louis or at an event in the knit world, I recommend this highly!


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