Yes, I finished the luscious pink mohair sweater that has been in my mind for so long. Happy with the results, Sue looks great in it! I used the new book I got for my birthday from "my knitting girls"and followed many of Deborah Newton's tips. This made a big difference in the finishing of the sweater. Here she is!
For Sue's sweater, I rummaged through a box of old buttons. I have a collection that I have somehow gathered from all over, some were Aunt Marion's, some Nana's, I am sure some were Aunt Kate's and of course, mommy's. I was able to put together 8 tiny pink pearlized dome buttons which looked perfect on this sweater. So! A little old, a little new.
I also had to add in a few panels on the sides of my raspberry sweater, it makes it a little bit more "swingy" as my friend Martha put it I agreed and now I am pondering buttons, although it did not call for buttons originally.
Elsewhere, I am still struggling with the linen cardigan that was inspired by our knitting field trip to Downtown Yarns in Manhattan. I bought the yarn and the highly improvised upon pattern, I have knitted this sweater three times, now the fourth, I am not getting the fit right, but the linen yarn is so wonderful that I keep trying. This time, I will get it, I am determined and hopeful because I have been sticking to one project at a time. No more many projects at once. As enticing as it may be to start a new project, it is like reading a book, once you get into it, you can't put it down, and if there are any distractions you lose the thread!
And finally, I did finish this afghan. Some of these squares came from a dear friend who passed away. I do not usually work on this type of project but I wanted to finish it in memory of Nadine.