Shirley Paden Design Along: Nearing the Finish Line

Shirley Paden Design Along: Nearing the Finish Line

Angelia and Shirley at guild workshop.

I haven’t been blogging much lately because I’ve been super busy. I took more classes with Shirley Paden courtesy of my knitting guild back in April. Here’s a picture of us at the end of a challenging day of color knitting.  I’m currently enrolled in a couple of classes over at Knitgrrl Virtual Studio. Also, I scored a couple of new design commissions which I will talk about in a few weeks. In the meantime, I’ve continued to make progress on my Shirley Paden Design Along project.

Madame Butterfly Cardigan seamed.

As you can see, the cardigan’s sides, sleeves, and armholes have been seamed with close attention paid to how the lace pattern and ribbing elements meet. I must say am less than completely satisfied with the front bands and the size of the hood. Shirley advised a tighter ribbing on the bands and a slight revision to the hood’s length. I’m so close to finishing this project I can hardly stand it! More to come soon on the final revisions.