Happy Autumn, Everyone! (Or at least everyone in the Northern Hemisphere). I celebrated the first day of Fall by pulling out a top that I had finished back in July. Yes, July. I bought the yarn at my LYS's Beat-the-Heat sale and whipped up the sweater in about a week. Now that was 2 months ago (to the day), and I'm just now taking pics. I guess the main reason is that the darn thing is made of wool. And I didn't want to wear wool in a Texas heat wave--not even in the air-conditioning, not even for a quick photo shoot.
Today the calendar said Autumn, and we did have a bit of a cold snap (and by "cold snap" I mean that the temperatures were not in the 90's), so I put it on. In fact, I wore it all day, and I really like it!
The pattern is Wendy Bernard's Ingenue top, from Custom Knits. More pics are on Rav and in the gallery. The yarn is Cascade 220 Superwash. The put-up for the Superwash is different than the regular 220; it's a loose ball rather than a hank. I'm not sure why they chose to make it this way, but I loved being able to pull it out and get knitting right away with no need for a ball winder. Yay! But as you get close to the end of a ball, you do end up with this floppy thing:
I am indebted to Debbie for showing me that I could use those mesh bags that small tomatoes come in to help keep my yarn from misbehaving. Voila!
I had gotten out of my usual knitting habits, but I'm back to my routine of knitting for a spell before bed. I had also moved away from my garment-knitting to work on my chicken-lizard-horse menagerie, but I'm back to the clothes again. I cast on tonight for a new top, which I'll save that for another post.