It's now August. If you live on the east coast, it's probably hot and humid where you are. I finished a few warm weather knits this year and haven't really had much opportunity to wear them. I am finishing up Rusted Root and last night I finished my Mom's Sweater completely (I'll see her Sunday, when she will model it for me. She doesn't know this yet, but I will make her put it on - no matter how hot it is outside!). While I love the summer knits because they are quick to knit, I could probably use more 3/4 length and warm, cozy winter sweaters for the 8 months of the year when it's chilly enough for them.
Ravelry has been a great thing because it's encouraging me to get the WIPs done and get to the new projects in my queue. One of the projects I am starting to work out is Juno, from Rowan 40. After scouring Ravelry and seeing what others have knit this in, I scored 7 balls of Rowan Yorkshire Tweed Aran in Wild Plum from Janette's Rare Yarns. It's squishy and soft and tweedy.
Juno is a beautiful pattern, and other knitters have had gorgeous results. You see, the only minor problem is that I don't have a copy of Rowan 40. Ooops. Well, thanks to Ravelry and all the WIP pictures of Juno posted there, I've figured out that it is a basic v-neck sweater in 2x2 rib with a Celtic Cable, or Saxon Braid, collar that is knit separately and sewed on afterwards. I am working out the details and will post them every step of the way. So stay tuned for that!
I haven't forgotten that I need to choose someone as a Rockin' Girl Blogger. I have picked Jillian of sknitty:
Not only does Jillian produce beautiful FO's, but she always has an interesting fact, tidbit or suggestion about what's happening in knitting today. She quickly posts about sales and specials on-line, and she's not afraid to speak her mind.
Enjoy the weekend and stay cool. Next week: Mom's Sweater FO report and maybe a Rusted Root and Trellis FO report, too!