I actually finished the two sweaters for Easter! I am shocked at myself. Seriously. Of course, I was still working on them both Easter morning, but who cares! They got done in time to debut at the in-laws!
So here it is, the "Big Ball" Chunky Everyday Cardigan by Amy King of Spunky Eclectic in her and-dyed Red Maple Colorway...
It is a bit snug around the chest when zipped. This is a relatively new thing for me. In a former life I was nominated President of the Itty Bitty *itty Commitee, so I think when I read a sweater measurement of over 40 inches, I think, no way -- not me! but I will apparently have to come to terms with this ummmm...development. I am still thrilled with it, tho, and I hardly ever wear a cardi zipped or bottoned anyway. It is soft and comfy and warm and I got lots of compliments on it today.
And FO number two is Tashi's Skull Sweater. As I said yesterday, my poor puppy's fur has gotten out of control and needed to be shorn. This is Tashi before...
And this is her in all her bad-ass glory.
Yeah, baby! I wanted to by her a spiked and studded collar, but, well, let's face it, she could never pull it off. The sweater is less than perfect -- my first foray into colorwork, and I seem to pull too tightly on my floats because the skull section was puckered, and I lost track of the chart a number of times and fudged it. For some reason, I am having great difficulty counting these past few days. (Seriously -- counted my damn stitches 5 times and kept coming out with 78 -- handed the needles to hubby and her counted 68. sigh.) I found the pattern a bit difficult to follow, as well, and fudged a lot of it. It calls for picking up stitches and knitting "sleeves" as well, but it doesn't seem necessary and I think I'm going to leave it be. I totally want Tashi to have one in every color. lol (For those curious, it was knit in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes from the stash.)
The next one is for Lilah. ;) Oh! and btw,For you spinners out there, the groomers saved Tashi's fur for me!