Happy Friday, everyone! While I have no finished projects (still), I do have some progress to report. Note to self: pick smaller projects.
So, remember this crochet cardi's humble beginning?
Now, it's starting to show signs of cardi life:
I am particularly pleased with the yarn - both fiber and color. It's Plymouth Yarn's Grass, a cotton/hemp blend. I'm loving the drape, as well as the goes-great-with-jeans colorway (#9089). I'm a little farther along now than when this picture was taken, so I'm almost ready to complete the edging in the front and start on the sleeves (it's a long-sleeved cardi). The original Doris J. Chan-designed pattern called for ties, but I think I'm going to instead hit my button stash. Additionally, the top-down construction is allowing me to try it on as I go. I love that!
And remember my crocheted version of the Citron shawl:
Well, it's growing steadily, and now looks something like this:
I'm actually a little farther along. It's due to be completed by the end of June, since it's a test for the designer. It still looks like a lettuce leaf; the magic is definitely going to happen when I block this little green beauty. I hadn't realized the original, knit version was made for the 2007 holiday season. Things to keep in mind.
Finally, I received this lovely fingering weight yarn in a swap package:
This colorway is just awesome. There are some superb yarn handpainters out there - I think this is a prime example.
I hope each of you have a fun Summer Solstice weekend, and check back with Andrea's blog to see everyone's fibery acts of derring do!