Note to any YH talk virgins: BRING KNITTING TO DO.
I started in on finishing Mom's sweater last night: All that's left to knit is the sleeves. The only thing: I started knitting it on 8's...which looks fine BUT...
Another shot of the finished Papa sweater. (Thankfully, we are the same size... It fit's me like a dream...I need to make one for myself).
It's done, and I wore it today...and will wear it again for the Yarn Harlot's talk at the Forestry Center here in Portland, on Tues night....
Here's the back...colour is a little off: It's more vibrant in real life.
I've switched out one of the gussets on dad's: the first ones I did were too large, but I've discovered that they make great holders for a set of doublepointed needles: The look like skate egg c
I got some beautiful coloured malabrigo yarn (ON SALE!) to do a baseball shirt inspired zip raglan... in a lime and indigo.
Last night I steeked some shoulder cap shaping onto the sleeves (I'm getting good at that...very handy with the sewing machine on handknits)... and sewed in one sleeve.
PGMC is spending the weekend at a singers retreat at B'nai B'rith camp (Jewish summer camp) in Lincoln City, OR...Oh boy...lumpy mattresses, camp food, snoring of 15 men in a cabin (pack the earplugs)
Steeked the neck openings and shoulder shapings on Dad's...basted the shoulders together to check for fit.