For me, I am happy being an ordinary person who just love to admire creative designers' work and choose among them to knit for myself! Last week, I mainly played around with the yarns I have to see what I should start. I went back to my to-do list and examined this pattern more closely. I bought some Endless Summer Collection Lara for this and the gauge is about right. However, I felt lucky that I behaved this time and swatched on the fancy pattern ... tell me what you think of this:
Lara is like Rowan's 4-ply cotton ... but it splits! Can you imagine working the fancy stitch pattern with a splitty yarn, say, every 5 stitches? So, I quickly decided this pattern was not for me ... at least not now. I need something simple. So, I went back to the patterns I have chosen in the past and decided on faye. I got my pattern from A Treasury of Rowan Knits. Over the weekend, I've worked this much:
There are enough details to keep me interested ... the seed stitch panels, the side seams and darts shaping ... This is my first time working on a Kim Hargreaves design. So far, I think it is pretty well-written. But if you look at the seed stitch panels, there is one thing I am not particularly happy with - the holes from the M2 increases. I need to check if there is any other ways to avoid this.
Last, but definitely not the least, I want to tell you that I was just overwhelmed with your comments on the Cabled Vest. Thank you so very much! The weather has been gorgeous over the weekend here and I wore it to the mountains ... with pride! hahaha ... this is such a lovely feeling!