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Friday, August 22, 2014

WIP Week | Ravello.

...oh my I am loving all the comments and encouragement from y'all. Thank You! I'm just about to the bottom of the pile. After today, I've got three more of which I've decided to set aside for now, one that's a gift for the very special someone I hope to meet in just a few weeks (so no sharing yet), and one that I do want to keep knitting...and share! (not that I'm trying to wiggle out of eight posts in a row :-)

And now, without further ado - Ravello. I started this project way back on June 24 and blogged about it the next day. And a few more times over the next two weeks as I worked through the jogless stripes on the yoke (which - due to several stupid mistakes on my part - required several attempts to perfect) and then...nothing. 

I made it to the the first sleeve before I left for Madison in July, when I decided little stripes and sleeves (and a sweater's worth of yarn) was too much for that trip. I set it aside...and promptly got distracted by a new pair of socks, a shawl, three projects inspired by the shop (and who knows what else).

Happy to report that I had an easy time this morning figuring out where I was and made quick progress  on that first sleeve. I've got just a few more inches to finish it and then one more sleeve, a few ends to weave in...and done. I'm still really happy with the project - and it fits my dress form beautifully, doesn't it?

(I smiled when I read that June 25 blog post and remembered the reason I started this was because I wanted to knit a different striped cardigan - Babycocktails' Shaken or Stirred. Two months later my queue has changed. Surprise!?! I'll definitely be sharing more about what's coming next...soon!)

Stay tuned for WIP #6 - and again, thank you for all the positive feedback!

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Blogger margene said...

Once again, I really love the colors you're using. Ravello is going to be a lovely, warm, and very chic sweater you'll love wearing this fall and winter. You're SO close to the finish!

Saturday, 23 August, 2014  
Blogger Debbie said...

Ravello is going to be a beautiful sweater...the colors remind me of autumn.

Saturday, 23 August, 2014  
Blogger Bonny said...

When I grow up I want to be a knitter like you! You choose beautiful patterns, knit them in wonderful colors and yarns, and finish things. Your WIP Week has been really motivational and I'm looking forward to the last project!

Saturday, 23 August, 2014  
Blogger Honoré said...

Such a treat! The stripes match perfectly and the sweater on the form sans a sleeve is such fun, too! Certainly a fashion statement, just as is...but even more so, when done.
I marvel at the speed of your knitting. Even the tortoise beats me! Perhaps in my next life ;-)). Looking forward to what's up next. Knit on!

Sunday, 24 August, 2014  
Blogger martha said...

I love all these WIP posts. I miss the days of getting completely sidetracked and falling in love with new shop patterns and yarns!

Sunday, 24 August, 2014  
Blogger Lydia said...

You are in the home stretch with this project. It'll be a great piece for when the weather gets cool-which considering that won't be for a while you got plenty of time to finish and to start and complete other projects too!

Monday, 25 August, 2014  

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