Start at the top and work my way down.
Tend to the cobwebs, clean the mirrors, cabinets (if I must), dust the book shelves. Then move on to the counters…last the floors. By then, i should be thoroughly exhausted. I believe in splitting it up into a two-day job.
Sometimes it’s the little things that save my sanity…in knitting.
With all the talking I’ve been doing lately about spring, I’d be amiss if I left out the modified-tee version of Valse De Fleurs, using Premier Serenity Sock for the body and short sleeves
For the contrasting, long sleeves, I couldn’t be more thrilled–for its softness, comfort, and drape–to put the 5-ply sport, microfiber Serenity Garden yarn (that has been in my stash since two summers ago) to a great use.
It’s just as good pouring through all the finishing details–added waist shaping, layered roll-up/kimono-style sleeves, extended length (14″ instead of 13″ per design,) and a fourth knitted flower in the back–as the first one.
This is my third test knits for Anne Lernout.
No words can adequately express my delight in each of them.
Her deep understanding of clothing construction is admirable. There are a few ways to stitch up the knitted flowers to the body to make it perfectly “seamless.
Initially, I was going to over-dye the body and short sleeves. See what happens when I let the mind run free without full expectation and commitment. Look into the deeper side of life...some can make me feel good, some can make me feel romantic…it never fails.
All this creative thinking has been inspired by the new taste of spring that has been building the last few days. Spring sweater knitting patterns are loaded with texture and style–lace, cables, and lots of interesting stitches. I love that they are an easy way to spruce up my wardrobe for the season.
But right now, I need to stay focused. If I don’t, I won’t get anything done.
Do you see anything that leaps out at you in the new Spring knitting, textile world?
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!
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