Old Town is finally done!
I’m still totally in love with the yarn. The sweater is unfortunately quite large in the arms, which is frequently a problem with sweater patterns for me, but I decided to leave it because it will be easier to layer on top of other sweaters during the coldest months this winter.
Can’t wait for it to get cold enough to wear this big, cozy blast of color!
The geese are flying south in huge flocks and the weather has cooled off significantly, so fall is definitely here. Unfortunately, most of the leaves on the ground at the moment are due to the storms last week/early this week and not due to the change in seasons. We are a bit soggy but otherwise unharmed here, since Joaquin thankfully turned east and avoided us.
Old Town is still as huge and unfinished as ever. Hubby and I are going out of town this weekend, which will give me a couple hours of knitting time in the car. However, since this is supposed to be a romantic weekend away before he leaves the country for several weeks, car knitting will probably be balanced by almost no knitting the rest of the weekend.
There’s really only several (hundred?) miles of mindless stockinette left at this point, so maybe I’ll plan a Netflix marathon or two and knock it out while the dude’s in Spain. My Netflix queue is rather lacking in marathon fodder though. Any suggestions? I love horror, both the scary kind and the incredibly cheesy B-movie kind (I’m looking at you, Syfy Originals!), and travel/culture and history related shows. Help me, readers, you’re this cardigan’s only hope!
This right here is absolutely everything I ever wanted in a red yarn. This yarn is about to be the red sweater of my dreams. My ball winder broke about 50 cranks into the first skein, and I didn’t even care because it meant more time touching and looking at this yarn. Madeline Tosh is my hero.
P.S. The colorway is “Tart”, if you need a little red of the gods too.
The next pattern in my series with Salt River Mills is the fun cabled cardigan Tangled!
This great, slightly retro sweater is completely covered in awesomely tangled cables. Combine cables with the textured aplaca yarn, and you have one fabulously warm cardi. While its yarn twin Furrowed is ideal for beginning knitters, this one is designed for the more adventurous set.
For more info and pictures, be sure to check out the pattern pages on Ravelry and the North American Suri Co. site.
Happy “Do I get to pinch you?” Day, as my students seem to think of it. As you’ve probably seen in my previous posts, I have plenty of Irish heritage. However, St. Patrick’s Day in the U.S. is arguably not much about Ireland anymore, if it ever was. The kids and I did celebrate today though, with plenty of green and shamrocks. Hubby and I will also celebrate tonight with some Netflix and a pint of Irish red he brewed up for the occasion.
Because I teach elementary school, the above sweater won out over my traditional Aran today. Sadly that may be the closest thing to knitting I get today, judging by the number of papers I have left to grade tonight. I am busily working away at two upcoming designs though, neither of which are quite ready for sharing yet. So in lieu of sneak peeks, here is some green from my garden!
Hi all. It occurs to me I haven’t updated in…2 weeks? I’m still here, but we had an unexpected death in the family and we’ve all been scrambling to stay afloat, so the blog has kind of fallen by the wayside. Hopefully next week I’ll get up a proper post, but in the mean time here are a couple quick and dirty photos of the Flaming June sweater. It’s been done for ages but I somehow never managed to post photos or mark in done on Ravelry!
It’s been a good while since I’ve released a new pattern, but now that we’re deep in the heart of the Summer Deep Freeze, I’d like to share Hyacinth with you!
Hyacinth is a lacy, feminine cardigan meant to be worn open or held in place with a shawl pin. The lightweight yarn and elbow-length sleeves add just enough warmth to chase away the air-conditioned (or evening) chill, without the heaviness of a winter cardigan.
The scalloped, floral lace begins at the hemline and travels all the way up the fronts of the cardigan and across the back of the neck. It adds a sweet elegance and style to an otherwise practical sweater. It also keeps all that sophisticated stockinette from growing boring!
Hyacinth is one of those rare sample knits I couldn’t resist wearing before it was published because it is just so perfect for this time of year. It keeps me warm in our freezing cold schools and restaurants, but isn’t jarringly “different” enough to clash with my pretty, summery dresses and work clothes like a winter sweater would be. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do!