Labor Day has passed, it's been raining for 24 hours and we had to use the quilt on the bed last night. It's fall! I am so looking forward to it. I'm antsy to get to all the projects on my queue so I can wear them as the weather invites woolies out of the closet!
I have one more obligation project before I can turn to purely selfish knitting. It's my Abby's Blanket from Through the Loops, designated for a friend from high school who's having a baby in November. I love this pattern and it's going to be hard to put this one in the mail.
I just couldn't wait to start some of my fall garments, so last week, I cast on my Angostura vest.
The pattern calls for a very tight row gauge of 9 rows to an inch. I went down to US 5 needles, but could still only get 8 rows to the inch. I blocked my swatch to the st/inch gauge, but it takes quite a bit of stretching to get there. Despite the acrylic content, my swatch has held the blocking, so I'm hoping that the piece will block out to the measurements in the same way. I've finished up the back and it looks beautiful. I'm disciplining myself to wait on the front until I finish the blanket.