Emily and I went out and hit Betsy's garage sale (a knitting friend of a friend) a few weeks ago, and I came home with an Incredible Sweater Machine (as seen on TV) for $50. After spending a week figuring out how to use it, I've been crazed. I've been swatching all my yarn. I made a drop shoulder cardigan for Harold using Merino Style in a week. I still have some finishing to do, but- a week! Then yesterday, it was so hot, I was inspired to make a tank top out of Shine. I swatched, decided to make a boatneck, a-line tank that was 40-inches around the bottom decreased to 34 inches at the bust. I knit the two pieces yesterday, seamed it today and crocheted an edging around the armholes and the bottom border. Not bad for a day's work!
In hand-knitting news, I finished a green cardigan for me made out of Knitpicks Panache. I used the moorish lattice pattern from the Barbara Walker Treasury and the set in sleeve pattern from Ann Budd's book.
I am so excited to stash bust. I figured out recently that I have the makings for some 15-odd sweater/vest projects as well as a lace stash and a sock stash. eek.