Saturday, July 1, 2017

June (barely) finish

Yup, I knew this would happen.  But at least I barely managed to finish Ilia in June.  The last day.


I'm very happy to be done with it, and looking forward to wearing it come fall.

In the meantime, I've been debating what to work on next.


The project on needles is the Terrace Wrap by Purl Soho.  I started it the other day during a day trip to NYC.  The skein at the top of the pic is for the Tale as Old as Time cowl.  I admit it, I envy all you sock knitters who get to use self striping yarn.  This is my chance to use some too!  There are other projects I'm contemplating as well.  Of course!

It's the same feeling you get when you finish a huge cross stitch project -- that feeling of loss.....

Happy 4th for those of you in the US!  Happy Canada Day for you Canadians!  Happy Wimbledon for tennis fans!  Two more days!!

22 comments:

Ann at Beadlework. said...

The Terrace Wrap is very pretty Margaret, you've really caught the knitting bug. It's so easy to take knitting with you which is a bonus.

Kristen said...

Lovely finish, Margaret. I love those cables. I also love the Terrace wrap and would love to make it but my knitting skills are sub par. Gotta stick to crossstitch.

Sweet Sue said...

gorgeous margaret, you are sooo talented! happy holiday weekend to you:)

Vickie said...

oooO! wOw! You ROCK Margaret!! Just gorgeous work.♥

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

That is one beautiful sweater! I know the feeling of finishing a project--except I usually have about ten I want to start

deb said...

You finished! And it looks completely marvelous! Now I understand what you meant about the interminable ribbing - that's what, about six inches worth? If I were you, I'd be wishing today started October rather than July so I could snuggle up in it.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Wow is all I can say!
Happy 4th to you and your family 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
Lauren

Unknown said...

Gorgeous!

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

Your Sweater is so beautiful...wow....congratulations on getting this one done.

Your WIP is going to look so pretty with all of those color yarns.

Enjoy your 4th of July Weekend...

Happy Knitting

Linda K

woolwoman said...

absolutely stunning finish Margaret ! It is simply gorgeous ! Oh oh I love that Terrace Wrap - perfect for summer knitting and you KNOW we are going to knit on !
I have seen some wonderful patterns from Purl - did you get to visit the other day or just needed a commuting project on the way to the city? Hope you and your family have a happy 4th ! Mel

Beth said...

With the start of Wimbledon, I've been thinking about you and your love of tennis. Your sweater is stunning Margaret.

Sally said...

It's ages since I visited your blog Margaret. Love your finish. It is beautiful.

Carol said...

This is just stunning, Margaret--love every singe thing about it! I know it was a LOT of worth, but the end result was worth every second :)

Happy 4th to you and your family!

Penny said...

What a lovely finish, Margaret! It looks quite intricate. The Terrace Wrap is going to be so pretty, and I love your colorful yarn choice for the cowl! I will look forward to seeing your progress on both. Hope you had a great holiday weekend! Enjoy Wimbledon. : )

Kaisievic said...

Your cardigan has turned out beautifully, Margaret, and I love that self-striping yarn.

Brigitte said...

It looks wonderful, your finished sweater, Margaret. And I have looked up the new project the you have just started. OH my, such a fine and delicate piece. Whenever I see your and some other dedicated knitters' projects I think about taking up knitting again. But then, when picking up my stitching needle I know that this wouldn't be a good idea. What would become of all my stitchy projects, the ones that are started and the ones I still have in mind? Lol.

Vera said...

What a stunning finish Margaret - love, love, love your sweater. nice new yarn choices too!

Dawn said...

Wow, a beautiful sweater.
Looking forward to what you come up with next!!

Jackie said...

Ah-mazing sweater! I love the thick ribbing. It would look cute closed with a shawl pin. You'll definitely get plenty of use out of it this winter. Though right now it's so darn hot, I can't imagine being cold.

Rachel said...

Beautiful finish. The color, shape, stitches...everything is so perfect for fall. I'm in awe of your knitting! I would wear that wrap in a heartbeat.

phann son said...

It's ages since I visited your blog Margaret. Love your finish. It is beautiful.




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Joanie said...

Love this finish! So chunky and tactile! I want to touch it! It's gorgeous!