I finished two projects in the last week and that sure feels good.
The first is the purple sweater I thought would never end. This was a good pattern, but it sure did have a lot of extra steps. It's called the Tulip Sweater (pattern and notes here) and the pattern is written for using five stripes of color. Obviously, I used one color because Faith is inclined to put enough colors on in one day with just pants, or skirt, and a shirt, I didn't need to add five more colors with a sweater. She loves it -- the color, the style, even what I thought would be itchy yarn. I made it in the size small because it's a pattern for women.
And yes, it does look a lot like that purple paint in my previous post. Between the sweater, the room, and yes, even the bridesmaids dresses are purple, I could just about barf purple at any moment.
And yes, there is a mistake in it. Do you spot it?
The color in the top photo is more accurate -- it was very gray out on Sunday when I took this photo of Faith wearing the sweater.
The second project wasn't complicated, except by the variegated yarn I used. It had stripes in the colors shown in the leg warmers, but also included in each skein were stripes of copper and a not-so-pretty chartreuse. Yes, odd color combo. Faith only liked the aqua, purple and grey, so I had to work around the other colors, cutting and weaving ends where necessary -- which is why they don't match. I was afraid they wouldn't stay up on her skinny legs during dance class, but the knit three purl three pattern is pretty snug. (pattern and notes here)
My book is a very good read -- Still Alice, by Lisa Genova, whose book Left Neglected was also a page turner. It's riveting and terrifying at the same time, as the main character is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's at age 50. I surely do complain a lot about my health issues, but a book like this really puts mediocre health into perspective. I may have pain, and I may not feel great, but I haven't yet (knock wood) forgotten how to get home.
Pop over to Ginny's if you need a knitting project or a good book. I hope you find one!