Stitching Status: Bragita Update & Queue Creation

First, thanks everyone for the well wishes on my 13th anniversary. I still can’t believe I have been married that long and yet it doesn’t seem long enough. But I guess when you want to be with someone for a lifetime, 13 years is a drop in the bucket. I love that guy a lot 🙂 Okay, on to knitting!
Bragita progress
I know I’m supposed to get better about taking photos while I’m in progress on my knitting but that requires me to get up and find either my good camera or my cell phone. I’m one of those people who comes home and puts her cell phone on a base by the front door and forgets about it until the next morning. And my iPad takes crappy pictures (see above). I say all of this to say, Bragita is almost finished and I barely photographed it…oops!
She is laid out on the floor with a fan drying while I’m at work today. I’ll have to pick up and knit the neckline – which I’m a little worried about because it is so low – and then sew up the peplum and gaps under the arm. I know the original pattern photos shows the neckline pretty low so just know I’ll probably be wearing this one with a tank/camisole underneath which is fine. Pre-blocking I tried it on and it fit me nicely at the top so I just hope I have enough give around my midsection and it’s not too snug. This is definitely an interesting piece to knit and so my style so I’m hoping it turns out nicely once it’s finished.
I’ve also got some swatching to do! My almost 15 year old godson asked for orange wool socks to keep his feet warm. I popped into Fibre Space and asked if they had a crazy bright orange superwash yarn and it just so happened they just got in a shipment of Neighborhood Fiber Co Studio Worsted in Otterbein, which is insanely bright. Plus this kid wears a size 12 shoe so I need to make a large sock and I needed the yardage and I didn’t want him to have to hand wash socks. This totally fit the bill. And you’ll see in my knitting basket a skein of the Berroco Ultra Alpaca in Emerald Mix for my Brooklyn Tweed Sweater I want to make over the summer. I’m super excited to swatch it out and get started. But I think up next will be a short sleeved sweater with the really pretty Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Worsted in Fells Point I picked up at Maryland Sheep and Wool. My office is FREEZING and I need another layer for my lighter summer wardrobe. I’m thinking about knitting this cardigan next. So that’s my status and hopefully Friday I can share a FO of the Bragita – fingers crossed! What’s in your queue?

2 Replies to “Stitching Status: Bragita Update & Queue Creation”

  1. Your Bragita has come out nicely! It looks gor-geous! And the color is awesome! I like the back and bottom detail (it looks like a twisted rib over an eyelet patt?) on your next project! That will be a beautiful piece! Her Sprindrift looks like a nice quick piece that could become a comfy addition to any wardrobe 😉

    1. I am keeping my fingers crossed that Bragita fits well. And if so you might see it at work on Friday 😉

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