Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Sunday 3 May 2020

Slow Sunday Stitching

I’ve finished the Open Skies sweater, although it still needs the ends sewn in and blocking. The i-cord bind off on the bottom of the sweater is curling a bit. I hope blocking will fix that. I wasn’t able to do as much lace on the bottom of the sweater as the pattern called for since I ran out of yarn and there is no more of it  to be had in our area. It’s a good length as it is even without the extra inch or two of lace at the bottom. Here’s the front,

 the  back,

and a close up of the lace detail on the sleeve.

 I haven’t got any  further yarn wound up so I’m doing an almost instant gratification thing of making socks for our grand daughter. She saw me give a pair to her mom and requested some of her own. I’ve done a pair of red ones for her, but gave them to her before getting a picture. I started this one last evening and got  this far in a couple of hours.

Self striping yarn is fun.
We picked up a couple  of flats of pansies yesterday from the garden centre and it’s a lovely afternoon, so I think I’m going to spend a little time digging in the dirt getting some of them into pots. I’m linking to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching.


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