Well, here I am, doing what could be a Wonder Woman pose. Finished item after finished item. But really, this onslaugt is mearly a hint to the sad state of affairs many of these projects have been languishing in for months. I can't even recall when I finished this puppy, but it had to have been at least May, if not earlier.
How to tell the story of the sweater without telling the story of the yarn? The yarn, a beautiful Alpaca/Silk blend from Blue Sky Alpaca, was purchased last November! A wonderful lady I've known almost all my life wanted to take me yarn shopping when I was home for Thanksgiving last year. I excitedly selected a pattern and we found this stuff to make it. My original plan was to make this bobble lace skirt. I'm enough of a knitting newbie to brush aside the idea that a knit skirt might not be a good idea vis a vie opacity. As I worked on the bobble lace, and my how I worked, I watched my visions of a cute warm skirt dwindle, and every time I googled photos of the skirt to see how other people's work had turned out to gain motivation, I just saw a lot of underpants through skirts!
As the yarn and pattern sat sadly inactive, the Summer issue of Interweave Knits showed up, and in it, this Lace Saddle Tee for which I had the perfect yarn! It was meant to be, and then it turned out that the pattern was really neat. The sleaves are knit using short rows, and the designer included in the pattern the yarn over method for creating short rows, instead of the wrap method, and this has totally been a revalation for me for my toy knitting, so, double bonus!
Anyway, I actually wore it to work today, my first time ever wearing something I made out of the house. It is soft and fits, and is perfect for a slightly cool day like today when worn over a long sleeved t-shirt.