A Little Bit of This and A Little Bit of That

All in all it was a very productive weekend, knit-wise. It felt good to finish a couple of accessories and start a sweater. I’m learning to have a balance in the works-in-progress between sweaters and accessories.
Just Enough Ruffles by Laura Chau is a definite do-over, or I should say, do again. It’s a great pattern for showing off handpainted yarn like Creatively Dyed Yarn Carnival. I did try to

I finished the store sample in Trendsetter Improv. What a funky yarn!

I blocked Abrazo by Susanna IC inMad Color Fiber Arts (formerly Sereknity Yarn and Fiber) Silk Linen Lace.

The blocked measurements in the pattern were 17″ x 64″. I didn’t get that by a long shot. My blocked measurements were 13” x 77”. With some creative arranging and a shawl pin, it will be lovely.
I’m enjoying crocheting Tall Latte by Doris Chan for my upcoming class at Westport Yarns. I’m crocheting it in Plymouth Worsted Superwash Merino, great yardage and the yarn is nice to work with. Now that I’ve joined in the round for the neck and armholes It should sail along.
I finished my Lima swatch and washed it to see if the gauge would change. It grew from 4.5 sts/1″ to 4 sts/1″. I’m psyched to do the math (that sounds weird) and start the sweater!