Nachtfalter: Week 4 and Then Some

So I spent a couple of late evenings with the lace on this and found myself almost through Week 5’s goal.  Isn’t the honeybee or “moth” stitch beautiful?

 (I love that place in a knit where one color changes into another.)

To help pace myself, I cast on for another Lady Bat top in the Willow colorway.  This one is for me.  I’m not sure if it’s very wise to alternate between lace projects and not have something stockinette to come back to, but that’s what I’m doing while I still have muscle memory of the tension I used to make my daughter’s Lady Bat.  That sounds silly, but it took me a while to get it right on the left leaning lace and I don’t want to have to do that over again.

(more on my Ravelry and Flickr)

I’m also starting a second summer sweater because there are only so many days of summer left and I have a queue to think about.  There’s Just Beachy because I have a really great two-tone khaki color combo for it, Riverine Pullover because Andi Satterlund designs incredible things and I can’t believe I’ve never knit one yet, a Work + Shelter Lace Striped Sweater because my Ravelry friends are killing me with all of their excellent versions of this, the Reef Knot Tank because of reasons explained here, plus a real “Sweater” sweater for the Summer Sweater Knitalong.   I can’t be dilly-dallying around here.  I just typed dilly-dallying.  Sigh.

Please ignore me and tell me what you’re wanting to knit before your summer ends.

This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. Sarah

    Gorgeous stuff! Your photographs are so beautiful! I can't wait to see that top finished!

  2. Kelly

    Michelle! I don't want to think about the end of summer yet. We haven't had any summer yet!

  3. Katie Canavan

    How are our queues almost EXACTLY the same?! I can't wait to see what you do with all the patterns that I'm planning to knit!

  4. MichelleCarter

    Thank you, Sarah! I take so many of my wip photos in my son's room because he gets the best light in the house. He's usually trying to play video games around my sad little photo shoot.

  5. MichelleCarter

    Whoops! Sorry, Kelly, I read this after an evening run in 98 degree temp. I sometimes forget the world is not a sauna.

  6. MichelleCarter

    I think we must be under the same Ravelry influences! That sounds like a good way to excuse more yarn purchases: "I was under, you know, the influence…"

  7. Ennijohanna

    The lace pattern is just gorgeous! Beautiful work!

  8. MichelleCarter

    Thank you! It really is a lovely stitch pattern. It feels so vintage but in very modern colors.

  9. Brewed Together

    Lovely photos! Thanks for sharing! Xo, M&K at

  10. Vanessa

    Everything looks really lovely so far! That's a lot of knits in a short span of time! You can do it. You knit fast!

    I think I'm going to do a pre-Summer Sweater KAL sweater and try to do two for the KAL. The weather will dictate which one I start with. I'll do Buckwheat (Veera Valimaki), Frontenac (Julie Hoover), and Jane Richmond's raglan sweater. If I find more sweater quantities of yarn in my stash, I'm sure I'll try my hardest to squeeze some more in there. 🙂

  11. MichelleCarter

    Oh, Buckwheat and Classic Raglan are both in my faves, too! I was considering knitting Ysolda's Blank Canvas in Reverie (it's a classic sweater shape too). But I really like the style of Frontenac. I've never seen it before. Good luck on all of your summer sweater plans!

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