In preparation for the debut of the blue cardi last night at Tracie's graduation, I gave it a good long soak (a note about Malabrigo: this stuff bleeds color like nobody's business--using a good glug glug of white vinegar in the soak helps). Laid it out to dry, carefully smoothing out that dang rolly collar.
Now the collar is certainly less rolly than pre-soak, but it still rolls a little bit, nothing I can't handle. The cardigan's debut last night went well.
But I wish it had been a bit of a chillier night. Despite having the weight of a feather, this puppy is warm! And so soft! Like wearing a warm cloud. I used the 2+ hour ceremony to finish up a pair of not-yet-blogged-about-because-I've-been-too-lazy-to-take-a-picture-of-them socks for a certain recent grad. Now I've been splitting my knitting time between two new projects. First off, as I mentioned last time, I ordered some silky wool in pretty much the exact same blue color for a Buttercup, which is progressing along at a nice clip.
I love this yarn, the pattern is simple. I'm currently in the process of adding some shaping to the body of the sweater. The pattern calls for a-line shaping, but I felt like it might be a bit more flattering with a bit of waist shaping, so we'll see how that goes. It would be great to finish this up soon so that I could get some wear out of it this summer. Being as that the rest of the body is plain ol' stockinette (plus whatever waist shaping I do), it makes for good read-while-you-knit knitting. Which I appreciate, since I've been reading a good, entertaining book. Great summer read + great summer knitting = happy girl.
With the completion of those aforementioned socks, I had to start a new pair today. Eunice from Cookie A.'s new book, Sock Innovation.
I'm not too sure about the gauge I've got going on with these socks, but I'm going to keep plugging along for a while more before I decide to commit to finishing or frogging them.
I (finally!) have a couple of job interviews this week. So, fingers crossed, I will have less knitting time soon. I love all the knitting time I've had over the past 3 months, but it would be nice to be employed again.