Unfinished Object Update #1

by Joanna
I wrote a post back in February about facing my UFO's... and decided it is now time for an update.

The first project I decided to finish up was a simple pair of socks worked in Opal sock yarn. I left the socks linger because I made a mistake and the ribbing pattern on one sock is different than on the other one. I decided my feet wouldn't mind-- so I finished the foot of the second sock, which is all that remained to be completed. Ahhh. I forgot how good a new pair of handknit socks feels!

Another linger-er was my Atelier Cardigan. It was about halfway finished, I realized it would not be that hard to complete... AND that I could certainly wear it now, as we transition to spring weather in Colorado... so I wrapped it up. I love a top-down seamless knit like this. Hurray!

I am in love with the built-in garter stitch pockets. They are what sold me on the pattern in the first place.

So, my self-imposed rule is: "Finish 2, start something new"-- so I did!

This was my first big project in Blue Sky Alpaca's Metalico. It is a rather magical yarn to work with- half alpaca and half silk- dreamy. This is for a yet-to-be released publication from Interweave, so I can't show you any photos now. But the project is done: off needles, finished, written, blocked, delivered, and photographed already. I will show it to you as soon as I can!

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