I was desperate to finish the purple cashmere garment by last weekend as the girls were both home for the weekend and I was planning to get one of them to model for me. Unfortunately I failed and finished on Monday. Last week, except for some swatching for new designs and sewing up and doing all the finishing details on a new sweater design, I only worked on the cashmere garment when I was at home. Had I been more monogamous in the weeks prior to last week, I may have reached my goal of finishing this by last weekend. I get easily bored so I like to have variety in my current projects. I tend to have an easy project and a more complex project on the go as well as a pair of socks for portable knitting.
Anyway, the cashmere garment is done. It's a big thing and I ended up with more than 1000 stitches. Now I need to find another solution re having it photographed. I may even model it myself as I won't see the girls till late in November. I did knit this sample for myself. I will have a smaller version knitted up to use as my official sample for shows. The pattern will include two sizes.
I completely ignored my Lang shawl last week and I've been excited about getting back to it. I'm nearly halfway through and I'm looking forward to finishing it so I can wear it. It's going to be so cozy and warm.
I'm increasingly getting into pink as witnessed by this photo I took a few weeks ago. I was wearing a pink dress, pink shoes, pink poncho (Portofino) and using my pink Field Bag and there was some pink in the cheerful flowers Simon got me for our anniversary a few weeks ago.