I just finished this today:

Sneak Peak

Not quite down to the wire, but almost. (I worked the second sleeve while I was getting my hair cut yesterday, that’s my kind of multitasking). I was feeling a bit rushed weaving in the last few ends. (Selma said, “how did you get that sweater out of those four rectangles you had yesterday?”)

It’s a new design for Tilli Tomas using the stitch pattern I spoke of earlier, and then again.

Sneak Peak II

It’s a drop-shoulder construction–something I’ve avoided up until now because, frankly, I like calculating things like shaping, but I had an idea for this design for a while, and it made the most sense as a dropped shoulder, so I kept it in the back of my mind until the right yarn came a long. Fil de la mer was perfect. It has great drape, and I could block the little “points” at the edges and they stay blocked. The yarn was great to crochet with because it has very subtle shade variation. I love watching how it plays out in the fabric.

The sweater is getting its photo shoot next week, and with any luck I should have a pattern available by the new year.

I have a small bit of Christmas knitting to do, but tonight, I think I’ll take a break from hand work.

Idle hands…