What do you do while you're waiting for a 4(ish) Day KAL to begin? You prepare!
Gauge swatch complete? Check!
Yarn Wound? Check.
Companion Cowl made? Optional, but check. (This was a great way to practice correcting mistakes in this stitch pattern.)
Reversible project bag made? Check! (Bee fabric and orange polka dots to match the Sweet Potato Pie colorway sourced at Purple Door Fabric.
Beekeeper Cardigan pattern printed and highlighted? Check! [Note to Beekeeper knitters: if you purchased your pattern prior to June 16th, make sure your pattern has been updated and you are working from the "Beekeeper Cardigan_Marie Greene_finale" file.]
Needles and notions ready? Check!
There's one other thing, but I'll show you that later.
The official KAL dates are July 1-15. Attempt the ambitious timeline, or not--your choice! Be sure to join the Olive Knits Knitters' Lounge Facebook group, as there are some really fabulous prizes available (and for all but one, you don't need to finish by July 15). You do need to set up a Ravelry page for your project, and tag it with the hashtags #4daykal #4daykal2018 #beekeepercardigan #oliveknits.
NEW BUTTON RESOURCE
Awhile ago, Skacel Knitting bought Renaissance Buttons, so in addition to Addi Needles, and yarn from HiKoo, Schoppel, and Zitron, they have another product line to bring a beautiful finish to the things we make. I'm very excited that we now have a great resource for perusing that selection, as there are many more options than I can stock at any given time. Behold, the Buttonlog, a complete catalog of what's available, photographed in full color (all the options) AND at actual size. There are two options for special orders: I can send them in right away for a $3 charge, or I can add them to my next order (approximately once a month) at no additional fee. Stop in to browse the button catalog any time--there are so many great options!
FROM THE STYLE SECTION
The New York Times Style Section ran a piece on "The Glamorous Grandmas of Instagram," highlighting women who are expanding the range of archetypes we usually see in the fashion world. I had fun clicking through to the profiles and blogs of the women they featured!
Photo is @iconaccidental, Lyn Slater, used with her permission.
Another summer day, another baby dress. Clementine is designed for CoBaSi. I've modified the striped skirt ever so slightly to use the helix striping technique. CoBaSi is cotton, bamboo, silk, and elastic (for a nice "boing"), and in addition to being a great non-wool sock option, it's a great choice for babies!