I have been very monogamous lately. No wondering eye or even a fleeting temptation. From the moment I cast on for Blithe, I have been wholly committed. Oh wait, I did knit those baby booties…but that doesn’t count right? It was gift knitting. (Oh my goodness, I cheated without even realizing it. And now I am justifying it. Yikes, I am one of THOSE guys.) Oh well, let’s pretend the baby booties didn’t happen. Monogamy suits me I think. Stuff gets done.
See Blithe blocking…
Sorry for the bad picture but you get the idea. The two pieces at the top are the wee little cap sleeves. I can’t wait to show you the cute ribbing on them. I will try and seam tonight and will for sure have a FO post by the end of this week. Yea!
So what’s next? (Perhaps I am more aptly described as a serial monogamist.) I was going to tackle the Dollar and a Half Cardigan but I am not really in the mood thanks to the changing season. I am thinking I might wait until the end of summer so I can have it for the fall. So instead, I am thinking…Bella. This is a new Norah Gaughan pattern from Interweave and you want to hear the best part? It is FREE. Honestly, I am shocked this is one of the free web patterns. I love the elegance and details of this top. It is so beautiful. Seriously, do yourself a favor, open the pattern and scroll to the bottom for pictures of the collar and cap sleeve. You’re welcome. I will try to make it to my LYS in the next couple days for yarn. Anyone want to join me? I can’t wait to start, which means that it was time to move on I guess.
Please don’t feel abandoned Blithe, we had some great times. Sorry about that weekend with the booties.
The following 16 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
Oh I can’t wait to see Blithe! That color looks so perfect fotrthe pattern! You’re right about those sleeves on Bella… they definitely make the pattern.
Bella is a real beauty. Very unique. Norah always takes a new angle – I love her stuff. I swear they called this one “Pomegranate Tank” in the previews… must have had a change of heart!
Those booties will get you every time! You and Blithe will have loads of time to make up for your indiscretion.
I can’t wait to see you modelling Blithe….I have been eyeing off that pattern since it came out so to see it on a real person will be fantastic.
I can’t wait to see Blythe all finished. I’m going to order mine this weekend, but I still can’t decide on a color.
I definately complete more when i only have one project going. When there are wip’s everywhere i spend most of my time trying to figure out what to do first! If only i could finish off all the ones i have and then i could spend the rest of my days as a happy monogamist ;0)
Blithe is going to look fabulous! Can’t wait.
As for IK i am always really surprised at the web patterns, a lot of the time i like them better than the ones they actually put IN the magazine. Weird…
I’ve decided that I need to be more monogamous in my knitting too–it’s amazing how fast things seem to get done that way! Can’t wait to see the finished top. 🙂
Blithe is almost done! It’s time to start Bella now. Do you have a color in mind?
Blithe looks gorgeous already – I’m sure you’ll look fantastic in her. And I’m sure she’ll forgive you for your small transgression.
Excuses… excuses… Isn’t that what cheaters do? 😉
Can’t wait to see your finished top. You have such a great talent for making things fit you well!
I’ll do Bella with you! I should have my yarn this weekend.
I laughed uncontrollable while reading your post!!!!Rarely, am I a monogamist! I decided that it’s boring. Knitting is the one area of my life that I allow myself some freedom…sooo I’m willing to start another project!I love the RUSH that it gives me!
Am printing out the pattern right now, but I have to do some measurements to see if I want to knit it. Measurements of me and of some clothes I like the fit of, you know.
Wow, you’re not fooling around! So gorgeous…nice work! I can’t wait to see it put together.
Looking forward to seeing Blithe all finished. I’m sure she’s OK with the bootie knitting. Bella is lovely! Curious to see what color you choose.
So THAAAT’s what monogamy gets you…. FINISHED things. Beautiful finished things! I really must try your approach! Beautiful!
I tend to be a two or three timer, but I must say sticking with one projects actually sees an end result, which is kind of nice, really… Is Blithe going to be as nice as I think?