a sisterly yarn along: finished sweater & wip panda

sylvia:




(all photos by spencer, my 3yo)

i finally finished the sweater i have been working on for the last couple of months (just checked on ravelry, i started on august 1 last year...) i didn't go for the puffed sleeves, but really like how they turned out all the same. and of course, i am in love with the orange trim. i finished the collar a few rounds before then what the pattern called for, and i'm glad i did. now, the sweater is still missing the front pocket, which will ultimately make it into a gardening and gathering sweater... but as long as i'm still in my urban surroundings, potting on a balcony, i'll simply call it the spring café sweater :)
all details about the yarn and pattern on my ravelry project page.

and simona, any progress on your projects??


simona:

the sweater is lovely!! you really sped up toward the end of making it!
yes, i made a little bit of progress. my crochet panda is starting to take on shape. i even had something on hand to fill the head with since some years ago i bought pillows for guests and was suckered into buying "jumbo" size, thinking i'd do my guests a favor. i tried out how comfy they'd be when we got home, and realized that "jumbo" pillows are very unergonomic and distort your neck position. so what i did was open up the seam, take out at least a third of the filling, and sewed it back together. and when it comes to anything art or craft related i'm somewhat of a horder, this means i still had the fill material in a closet. i love when that happens!




we're joining ginny again this week for yarn along. what are you knitting and reading?

14 comments:

sylvia said...

haha, i love the story how you got to your filling, Simona! looking forward to seeing the finished panda!

Tracey said...

Sylvia, the sweater looks amazing on you, but then you are beautiful anyway. I too love the orange trim, it really adds a special touch.

Simona,
great panda body. Your skills as a crocheter have grown so fast, you are amazing.

karen said...

sylvia: you look beautiful!!! Love the sweater and the photo poses :)

simona: before I read your post I thought that it looked like a panda...I was right! Lovely :)

Knitters Notebook said...

The sweater is beautiful and so is the panda head...

Heather aka Proud Mama said...

Sylvia - love, love, love your sweater. I have something similar on my list. Oh the never ending list!

Simona - what a fantastic repurposing. and that little panda is definitely taking shape.

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stitchandpurl said...

What a great little photographer - and a great sweater too! Love the orange trim popping!

Kelly @ Polkadot Lane said...

Sylvia - your sweater is just lovely. I think the orange makes it really pop. I wish I was a confident knitter.

Simona - your panda is looking adorable and such a great shape. Sometimes my amigurumi start off looking a bit more oval as my tension is tight but your tension looks perfect.

As for yarn projects, I have a ripple blanket that I have started crocheting, I have one more boot cuff to make and a tunic that I started knitting for Miss Lana is staring at me from my craft cupboard...always lots on the go xxx

Lori ann said...

SO cute! i love these sisterly posts. sylvia you are adorable, your sweater too, it fits perfectly, love it! love the photos too, you may have a budding photographer there :)

darling panda too, well done simona

thank you for sharing girls!

KC Pagano said...

Eek! I love love love the sweater Sylvia!

And the panda looks like it will be adorable too. :)

house full of jays said...

Sylvia! The sweater looks beautiful on you - fits you so perfectly, too!

And the panda is too sweet, Simona. Can't wait to see him all finished up!

Kymberly said...

I love the sweater. The orange adds the perfect touch. The panda is super cute. Can't wait to see the rest of it.

Melissa said...

The sweater is absolutely adorable and I can't wait to see the finished panda!

Aave a great weekend ladies!

Debbie said...

I love the orange trim on that sweater.
Can't wait to see the finished panda!

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