oh my guilty pleasures
with summer, comes plenty of guilty pleasures. like this adorable free pattern that knitchick jenna turned me on to. available from the super-nice ohmystars, it's the knitting equivalent of your fave trashy novel: fast, cheap and impossible to put down. it's knit on circs, so no big ol' needles bumping up against your legs while you're lounging poolside. i'm not always great at memorizing patterns, but this one was easy. just a two-row rep and the effect is stunning. i'm making mine with some easy mods, including a peacock blue bust and tie straps. i plan to work the bust in ST st, with just two vertical strips of the razor stitch continuing up the bustline for a bit of princess-seam shaping. i was also thinking about casting off in a bit of metallic gold for just a tiny glimmer at the neckline (though more than one person has strongly advised against this, i love the idea of a little sparkle.) i would have been further along on this, but things came to a standstill on saturday. that's when i stopped in my LYS for the peacock suss fishnet and proceeded to get all hoopled up in leigh radford's "one skein." so just to add to my list of summertime diversions, i cast on for a pair of silk sleeves in tomato red kid seta. another great knit-by-the-pool project. now all i need is a cabana boy and a strawberry margherita. what's on your needles for summer?
Posted by knitlit kate at 3:08 PM