Lady Bat

So I just finished my first summer sweater of the season and was able to wear it out and about today! The top is called the Lady Bat by Teresa Gregorio.

I just love this top, it is so much fun to wear and is totally a top that could be dressed up or down. I am really looking forward to pairing it with on of my striped jersey pencil skirts that I purchased recently, but because I was going to the ball fields I paired it with a pair of jeans for these photos/day at the ball fields.

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It has a super fun construction starting on one sleeve and then working all the way across to the next sleeve. There is absolutely no seaming and the only time you have to pick up stitches is for the bottom ribbing.

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The zigzag mesh pattern was really easy to memorize and kept it interesting to work on. The sweater seemed to just fly off of the needles.

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I like this sweater so much I am pretty sure that I will make one that is out of 100% wool, it will probably be made out of madelinetosh dk in the colorway tart.

Pattern: Lady Bat

Project page: here

Yarn: knitpicks shine sport (cotton rayon blend)

Colorway: Robot

Mods: none

Overall it is a great sweater and super fun to knit,  wouldn’t suggest this for beginners though.

Summer top 1 done! I am hoping to make at least 8 more summer tops this summer.

Oh and by the way Shannon Cook is having her Tops, Tanks, and Tees KAL again and it starts May 7th go here for more details and to sign up!

Are you planning on doing any summer tops? What’s on your needles right now?

 

 

 

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New Year, New Goals

Last year I made 52 projects of those 52 I made two kids sweaters, one baby sweater, and 11 sweaters for myself. This year I am dreaming on a much larger scale for finished sweaters. The year I am hoping to have at least 20 sweaters started and made for this year and then to also have the to WIP sweaters from last year finished. It is a very tall order but I think I am up to the task. I contemplated making it 24 which means two sweaters per month but with school and all the other planned projects I decided against it. So here’s hoping that I can reach my goal.

IMG_4939This picture I consider to be about a years worth of projects for me, all of the yarn on those shelves have an exact project in mind. I love being able to stare at all the yarn and envision my up and coming projects. I feel that seeing this everyday pushes me to work harder on my ongoing projects so I can start something new.

IMG_4940This shelf in particular is my favorite, it holds all of my madelinetosh sweater quantities worth of projects and all of my malabrigo, madelinetosh, and indie dyes shawl quantities worth of yarn.

What are your goals for the year?