Thoughts of Spring

There’s a whiff of spring in the air and my niece’s upcoming 3rd birthday. So I knit her a little summery, cottony ladybug dress:

She looks adorable in it. The pattern is Little sister’s dress. Available for free on Ravelry.

The March charity knit was a reversible cowl:

But my biggest accomplishment was to finally conquer the Swain Sweater (Tunisian chrochet):


That was a pattern with some challenges, so I’m doubly happy with how it turned out. It’s hella warm and very comfy.

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April Report

I wasn’t super craftsy in April. Worked a bit on my Swain Sweater and started a new pair of Sideways Socks.

The one thing I finished was another Shanti shawl. This time I made it symmetric. It had intrigued me since I’d made the first one. Here it is in our recent May sunshine:

Oh, and last not least (I’m actually quite excited about this) I finally started Jared Flood’s Rock Island. This one’s going to take me a while, I guess.

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