Although I have not updated this blog for a while, it does not mean that I am not knitting.

Here is the one I’ve just finished last week.
Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece (Cotton & Wool), Holly Green
Size: XS?
Needle: US 5 & crochet hook
I did follow the pattern for the most part.  Since I chose the thicker yarn after failing with fine silk alpaca, I knitted very tightly but still it was a little large and boxy.
1. I decreased 10 extra stitch evenly on the back after finishing the lace pattern, so that it will fit a little better on the back.
2. Instead of 96 stitches indicated, I picked up 86 around the sleeves (but I could have gone for 80 stitches).
3. I forgot to garter the front hem before binding off, so I just crocheted around the entire neckline, with picots.  I think this turned out much easier than picking up stitches with knitting needles, and also much prettier.
Overall, I am very happy with this sweater.  I am thinking of knitting another one with this pattern, slightly modified.
Central Park Hoodie
The other one is this.  I am knitting this sweater in the middle of this heat.
But it is a beautiful color of yarn. Hard to stop.
I meant to knit this hoodie in navy, but just fell in love with this orchid color at the yarn store.
Also, this is my first time knitting back and front together.  I am going to knit sleeves in rounds as well.
Let’s see how it goes.