Whenever I think of knitting a sweater, wool and long sleeves always come to mind but there’s nothing like a lap full of wool when it’s 90 degrees outside to make me contemplate some lighter projects. So last March, at the Fabric Place’s semi-annual knitters breakfast, when I saw this ‘Smock Top’ I thought it would be the perfect summer project:
The yarn is a beautiful cotton/bamboo blend and most importantly (at least in the summer) much lighter than wool. Rather than pink I decided to go for a cooler slate blue and I am trying to make progress so that I might be able to wear the sweater before the summer is over… so far it’s not looking too good
One side note: this picture of the back was taking a while ago, but it still isn’t complete.
I’ve been distracted by other projects (some how that always happens) and I think despite my very best efforts, I may not be the best “sweater knitter” candidate. Still in denial, I will push through this sweater and will myself to complete it and, I’m sure, many more.
I leave you with a detail shot of the cabling-what, in my opinion, makes the entire piece:
Stay tuned for updated birthday and wedding knits.
Until next time…
The Negative Knitter
p.s. next Friday: Batman begins… returns… dark knights!