2 years ago, I was at a weekend retreat with my spinning & weaving guild, and while there, I made significant progress on my first Julissa sweater. We recently had our 3rd retreat (which means it's now a tradition!). In the intervening years, though, I shrank (on purpose) so my original Julissa no longer fit me quite right. So I frogged it. Over this recent retreat weekend, I finally re-skeined and washed the yarn. Once it dried, I cast on for another Julissa ... this time I'm doing the boat-neck version. Unfortunately, though, I don't have photos to show yet.
I also made good progress on my Saucy Librarian sweater. Finished the seed stitch neckline, picked up about 85 million stitches, did all the raglan increases and and am now cruising on down the body. Oh! I also worked on the body of the Owls sweater. The body is finished and now it's time to start the sleeves ... which I might go do right now!
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
If you've been paying attention to that sidebar over there, you might notice that a new sweater was started recently. This yarn ...
... is going to become this sweater ...
|Saucy Librarian pattern by Amanda Jensen|
It has a vintage/retro vibe to it, and I can't wait to find the perfect button(s) to add to the neckline. In the meantime, I'm sittin' ... and I'm knittin'!
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Miranda with short sleeves, pocket, no hood. Finished yesterday, wore today. Blocking? No way, too excited to wear her!
Now I'm working on my Owls sweater while I watch a movie with the Mister. Catch ya later!
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
So what had happened was .... One of my knitting friends at work came to ask me a yarn question. She's about to start knitting Kate Davies' Owls sweater. I've wanted to knit that one for YEARS so I thought I'd join in the knitting fun. For an extra fun twist, though, I decided to knit it in a worsted weight yarn, rather than bulky as the pattern calls for. A quick stash dive reminded me of this:
|Elann Peruvian Highland Wool|
Gauge: 19sts / 24 rows = 4 inches on 4.0 - 4.5mm (US 6-7) needles
Color 727 Spiced Wine
I'll report back later ... stay tuned!
* Look over there in the sidebar ( -->). I have 4 sweaters on needles already, so what's one more on the pile? :-) I'll be one busy knitter this year!