When we lived in Toronto, clever Mr. Friday volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, building houses and training people how to do the same. His hard work and expertise shows, doesn't it?
How heavenly is blogging in the backyard in this gorgeous Indian Summer weather we're having?! Technology can be a really marvellous thing and coming from a semi-Luddite like myself, that's saying something!! Sitting back and admiring the beautiful fence that Mr. Friday built this summer is also lovely. All he needs to do is put the lattice on top and it's finished!
I have been really pleased with the progress I'm making with my FESA plan. I have several sewn garments under my belt and now I want to take the time to focus on my knitting. I have cast on again for the Cadence sweater and I'm holding off doing anything until my Skype chat with Kristen. As I said before, this knit has been a bit of a struggle to get going, everything from losing count of where I am, to running out of stitches, to putting my stitch markers in the wrong place. I am looking forward to some one-on-one teaching time with our resident expert. I'll be sure to post about it, too, just in case I'm not the only one experiencing these difficulties.
On the other hand, I'm having terrific success with the 3-Hour Sweater! Talk about a confidence booster! Last night, I finished knitting the back and I must say I feel quite pleased with myself. I think my ribbing looks especially nice, to toot my own horn. I'm also happy that my stockinette stitch is quite consistent.
I am using US 8 / 5 mm needles for the ribbing and US 10.5 / 6.5 mm needles for the body. I am knitting this out of an enormous ball of lovely butter yellow cotton yarn. My raspberry yarn, which I was wrestling with for Cadence, will be used to make this beautiful Kim Hargreaves sweater later on in the new year. I know that yellow isn't part of my FESA palette, but it's what I had on hand and I'm really focused on using what I have. Besides, yellow is one of my favourite colours!
With all the knitting that's happening for FESA, it really should be renamed the Fall Essentials Craft-Along, no?
How are you getting along with Cadence? Are you knitting items for FESA? I would love to see your progress!