I started a nice summer sweater this week. My disconnectedness is leading me to choose some simple stockinette projects with little fussiness -and- I'm singled parenting it three weeks this month meaning I'm logging a lot of time at the soccer field and ball hockey rink.
After seeing my co-worker Erin's lovely version of Honey, I decided I wanted one too. I had enough Summer Tweed in the stash and the book, so it was kismet*.
The knitting part is not so kismetty. I decided to do a folded hem instead of the garter stitch and that took a bit of fiddling to get right (note to self: picot hems and summer tweed don't mix). What I eventually did was knit the hem with the knit side as the right side and then did a purl row for the turning row and continued in reverse st st for the rest as written.
I'm using a discontinued colour, 510 Bouquet and I love all the orangey/turquoisey tweedy flecks.
I finished the left front and it's too short. I didn't do much swatching--a bit a Stephanie's book launch and but she wisely notes swatches LIE (more than alibi services) and I've had a few experiences with summer tweed and it grows with wetting and wear.
So I'll block this piece and see what happens. I may need to recalculate the raglan decreases for my row gauge, but if it starts becoming too much thinking, I'm throwing it in the basket and starting a sock.
*I will be wearing it with a top underneath--my post-partum boobs ain't that perky no more--if they ever were.