Interweave Knits published the Montego Bay by Amy Singer in the Summer 2007 issue. From the moment I layed eyes on it, I knew it would eventually fly off of my needles. Fast forward one year and here it is - finished!
It knit up quickly and the Handmaiden Sea Silk was a dream. This is the first time I've knit with it and (other than the silk smell) it was a lovely yarn. The colorway is Vintage and was acquired from Ebay last year.
Details on Ravelry.
Completion of this means there are 3 wip's floating around here. All concentration is on the Grasshopper socks that my kids are already fighting over.
The pattern is Stansfield #11 from More Sensational Socks and has been accommodating in the 'no pool' department. Of course, the heel area shows what could have happened with a different stitch pattern and it is unpleasing to my eye.
This is being knit from my lovely birthday yarn from Lisa.
The other two wips?
One is a Feather and Fan Shawl that reminds me of Charleston, SC every time I look at it. I haven't knit a stitch in quite awhile and it is, technically, a zzzzz. The pattern is fine, results desirable...knitting just needs to happen~maybe after graduation.
Second is Sunshine knit in Summer Tweed. All finished except for the last area of crochet around the neck. I stink at crochet and my friend Sharon usually helps, but we haven't been able to see each other in awhile. Perhaps I will take a stab at it pretty soon.
Graduation planning is taking a lot out of me and it will be emotional to see her walk across that stage. Tears were forming Sunday at church as we celebrated the seniors who will soon graduate.
....where are those Kleenex?
One more note: The IW Summer 2007 was a great issue. I've completed 3 of the designs and have plans for 2 more.