This might be a record for me...I've finished two summer sweaters that I *really* like this summer.
The first is a bit of a cheat since I actually started it last summer. I like having a partially finished sweater put away until the beginning of the season so I can whip it up and have something new when the weather changes. This time it was Nantucket Red which I finished in June and just got around the photographing now.
While it's a lovely sweater, that I love the fit on, I found it hard to get photos of me in it that make me look good. I'm not sure why that is since I always receive compliments on it and I know it fits me well. This time around I got a bit dressed up and worked the outfit and I'm pleased enough with the photos (I'm generally a reluctant model).
I used Calmer for this sweater and it's such a nice yarn to knit with and wear. The baby blue is a bit of a departure for me--and that's good too. Must mix it up sometimes.This picture is the truest image of the actual colour.
The second sweater is Bellevue. I love it.
Laura Chau's designs are so wearable and having the advantage of being able to try on her stuff makes it easy for me to decide if the pattern is right for me. I also had Denny's fabulously fearless colour advice. While I love orange, I wasn't sure if I could (should) wear it and she sagely noted it would look awesome with my hair. And it does.
Now I'm getting back to the stuff I started before summer in preparation for (gasp) Fall. I won't speak of the change of seasons again for a while. I'm having a great summer and I'm not ready for it to end.