I've got a completed knitting project to share with you today. I finished my Ramona sweater, from the March 2013 edition of Lets Knit! magazine. My Ravelry project page is here.
I'm so pleased with how it's turned out. Sadly it's snowing here today and far too cold to wear a 3/4 sleeved sweater with lace panels up the front and back.
I used some gorgeous yarn from Colourmart, a merino, silk and cashmere blend called Diamante. It's a laceweight, so I used it doubled and it came out perfectly. The photo gives a pretty accurate representation of the colour. The yarn has a slight sheen to it from the silk, which is really pretty.
The only problem I had was when it came to blocking the completed sweater. I hate blocking! I always struggle to not stretch the completed item out too much. It took ages to get this the correct size without distorting the lace, but I think I managed it OK.
The sweater is the "green", now for the "blue".
I've found the perfect fabric for my dress to go with the jacket fabric I bought last weekend. Was it really only last weekend, it seems much longer ago than that!
Anyway, here it is with the jacket fabric:
It's a polyester crepe and it's absolutely the same colour as the blue in the jacket fabric. I found it in Fabricland in Basingstoke when I was in the area for work during the week. Best of all, it only cost me £10.00!
I couldn't resist ordering a piece of the orange 70's floral crepe I showed you last weekend. That came yesterday, and its gorgeous (or it will be once it's ironed anyway!). I'm going to make a top from it, possibly Colette Patterns new Laurel.