FO Friday: Bailiwick Pullover

It’s done! This sweater seemed to take me *forever* to knit and by the end of it, I really just wanted to move onto the next thing but I was definitely excited to have this finished and wearable.IMG_2451

It fits just the way I wanted it to, not close fitting (except in the sleeves) and not too baggy (so I don’t look like a huge grape).  I think it hits my hips at the best point and the texture on top provides awesome visual (and knitting) interest but the stockinette on the bottom keeps it from being overwhelming.IMG_2444

All in all, I loved knitting this, despite all my lazy mistakes that I had to continually rip back and fix, the yarn is superb and the finished sweater is fantastic!IMG_2447

Pattern: Bailiwick Pullover

Designer: Courtney Spainhower

Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Serena

Mods: noneIMG_2450

Have you finished anything new lately?IMG_2442

(hair is gettin’ long ya’ll)

WIP Wednesday: Two Tops

Happy Wednesday!  I don’t know about the rest of you folks, but the 3-day weekend that Martin Luther King Jr Day provided was much needed on my part and I feel much better this week than last week – energetic and rejuvenated!IMG_2602

I had to put my personal knitting on hold for a few days last week while I finished up some work projects that you guys can’t see yet, but now that they’re done I can get back to selfish projects!IMG_2600

I’m still working on that orange cardigan and the lacy bits are coming along nicely.IMG_2596

I also started another top for myself that I will share more about in a future post but let’s just say that this yarn – Serena by Manos del Uruguay – is Fan.Tas.Tic. It’s so soft and pleasurable to work with and the color (Boysenberry) is a great choice to match the 2014 Color of The Year: Radiant Orchid.IMG_2593

What are you working on this week?  Got any personal projects in the queue?