Got this email and photo from Karen B. from the Kansas City area – she and her friend Susan (both very good, active knitters) were at the Spring Fling in Peru, IN two weeks ago.
Hi Mary Anne,
Thanks so much for sharing all your wisdom at the Knit Knack seminar
this year. It was great to see you again. I love your new patterns
and just wanted to share with you my newest creation. I wanted something
for summer, so I made a sleeveless Girlfriend Hoodie (adding the
hand-transferred lace like your blogpost: http://knitwords.blogspot.ca/2016/05/obsessive-compulsive-addictive.html)
and am very pleased with the way it turned out. I shaped the armholes just like
the pattern and finished with #2 from your ‘50 ways to love your knitter’. Now
the difficult decision - what to make next!
that was fast, and doesn’t it look great! Impressive job, Karen! I love hearing how I inspired someone else to knit! I feel like
the gauntlet has been thrown down! She used a full repeat of the ‘Battenburg’
stitch pattern up the front – I only did half on either side of the zipper…oh,
how the ideas spark! I do have a cone of red ‘Bounce’ [http://knitwords.blogspot.ca/2008/06/thought-id-bounce-this-by-you.html
] that I’ve been hoarding for the perfect project – a summer hoodie would be
just the thing since I know the yarn won’t do a full-on long sleeve one. Hummm…I’ve
been wanting to try that decrease hack again!