Another project that I have on the needles right now is a sample knit that I'm doing for Hannah Fettig. It is a laceweight version of her new Effortless Cardigan.
When I receieved the email from Hannah asking if I would be interested in sample knitting for her, I let out a little shriek. Holy Moses (as one of my students likes to say)! Could she really mean me? My name had been referenced by another designer that I had knit for. I couldn't believe my name was, like, getting around (and in the good sense). Of course I jumped at the chance to knit for her. I have many of Hannah's patterns purchased and queued, but haven't had the time to knit one, except for my kissing hand hearts.
She sent me a few skeins of my favorite lace yarn, Malabrigo Lace, and I hit the needles running. However, purling 300+ stitches of laceweight yarn is a bit slow going so I didn't progress as quickly as I would have liked. I've finally gotten the waist shaping started so I'm hoping the body will go a bit more quickly than the yoke.
I'm loving the fabric this is creating and am going to be thoroughly sorry to send it back to her. I'm already sure that I will love the finished cardigan. The only thing I must point out when working with Malabrigo Lace: manicure. I had to do some serious exfoliation, moisturizing, and nail filing since my little dragon claws were snagging the yarn!