Hope everyone had a great weekend. I'm not going to have a ton of time to post over the next few weeks, but I'll do my best!
Today I'm working from home with a S-L-O-W connection, but had to share these couple of photos.
I cast on for the Rebecca cardigan late last week, and somehow managed to finish the back over the weekend:
It's difficult to see the detail given the color, but the ribbing / eyelet combo looks great! I'm digging it all the way around -- so much, in fact, that I've already cast on for the front this morning!
I also got this happy little package in the mail from Habu Textiles that I ordered way back at Stitches West:
It's a shoulder bag kit. The yarn is cool, but looks like it will be challenging to work with. It's a silk/paper blend -- very fine -- and you hold five strands together while knitting. What's even more interesting is the pattern -- it uses notation I've never seen before! For example, 7-1-3 means knit 7 rows, increase 1 stitch on the 7th row, repeat 3 times. It's kind of ingenious, really, and much clearer than having it written out in words. I wonder if most Japanese-based patterns use similar notation?