I spent Easter weekend in Cincinnati – I was hired by a downtown church to sing their Easter masses, and we stayed with my husband’s family. I had intended to finish up my Audrey sweater, but I left the instructions at home! Still, it is nearly finished now (I worked on it last night while I performed my lone Easter tradition – watching Jesus Christ Superstar.) Here is where I am:
I shortened the sleeves to elbow length – I turned out to be just a tiny bit short on yarn, so I finished everything except the sleeves and weighed my remaining yarn to determine how long I could make them. This yarn (manos silk blend) is beautiful, but I can’t recommend it because it’s pilling while I knit with it – not a good sign for the longevity of my sweater! I have not bought buttons yet. Due to the intensity of the color, I can’t match the yarn, so I’m trying to find some contrasting (likely black) buttons that are unusual.
While in Cincinnati, I visited my favorite yarn store there (Knit On in Newport) and bought some yarn for my next knitting project:
I’ve never used this yarn (Cascade Ultra Pima) but it has the most beautiful shine! I have wanted to make this sweater forever, but I’m just now getting to it.
Obviously I haven’t been sewing, since I’ve been away from my machine, but I am ready to start my next project tomorrow. The problem? I can’t decide which of these dresses to make! The first:
Vogue 8728 in poly charmeuse. This pattern had a rather bad review posted to Patternreview the other day, which only makes me more anxious to try it out. I read through the directions, and they are definitely vintage – the dress uses lapped seams, and sew-in interfacing. It also has an unusual method of gathering the neck, involving tear away stabilizer.
Butterick 5600, which I mentioned last week, in chambray with pink buttons. I would probably use the little puffy sleeves as well, but that’s not certain!
So… what say you all? Which one should I make next? Otherwise it will probably take me all week to settle on one!