I guess it's probably obvious that I haven't felt a lot like writing lately, so I've kind of taken a step back. But I have been working on projects, to varying degrees of success.
My main project these days is not crafty: I've been participating in the Concept2 Holiday Challenge, so I've been rowing much more than normal. Sometimes I feel like it's kind of taken over my life! But in a good way. In addition to raising money for charity with every kilometer I row, I'm also hoping to get rowing firmly back into my everyday routine with this challenge, as I'd fallen off the wagon over the summer with all the goings-on around here. As of yesterday, I've rowed 14 days straight, averaging 6 to 8K per day. I made myself a little button on the right, so if you are interested, go check out the C2 site! This year I'm supporting the NRDC.
In knitting news, I frogged two projects that I wasn't in love with: a pair of mitts, and the Beatnik sweater I'd started about a month ago. But I have almost completed a little cardigan from one of my vintage magazines.
Here's what mine looks like:
I'm using Kidsilk Aura in Forest. I bought this yarn last year in a super sale, and then couldn't find a pattern I thought went well with this color. Until I bought this issue of Vogue Knitting Fall/Winter 1963 a few weeks ago.
This is just a simple, jewel-neck cardigan with elbow length sleeves, but the crocheted buttons are what make it, in my opinion.
I'm almost finished with this one. All I have to do is the buttonhole band, the neck band and then sew the pieces together. I'm also thinking I'll do some sort of facing inside the button band, as the buttons are a little heavy for this filmy fabric.
In the meanwhile, I've started a new Kim Hargreaves sweater . . .