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knitting update: kage, cowl, hat, beanie, and dress

I’m almost done knitting my kage sweater! Well, I’m done knitting, but working on weaving in ends, seaming the pieces together and finishing edges. The linen is so soft and lovely, I can’t wait to wear this sweater once it’s complete. And you want to know what’s exciting about this knit piece? It can go in the washer and dryer … AND it comes out softer each time! Yay linen yarn! You may be unforgiving but you do have your huge merits.

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And isn’t this the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen? A box full of beautiful colors of yarn. Just wait and see what I’m going to do with it all.

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Here’s a little hint – I may be opening up my shop again for a good cause. More to come on that later (and these photos make me giggle because I was so excited, I couldn’t wait to take off the whitening strip on my teeth)…

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My friends are still having babies! And a good friend is having a little girl, so I crocheted up a familiar little hat and the sweetest dress.

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It may be one of my favorite things I have crocheted. I took some queues from this granny square crochet/fabric dress pattern but sized it down, added a shell stitch edge and changed the straps.

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Pretty excited to wrap this one up and see the mama-to-be open it up! ūüôā

 

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albra alba, starboard & mojave

The Abra Alba Wrist Warmers are a free knitting pattern and you may remember that I knit these awhile back as one of my first knitting projects.  I was a VERY novice knitter and didn’t know how to make simple adjustments to the pattern. I had plenty of the Classic Elite Yarn Liberty Wool  left over and I still love the colors, so I decided to knit it again changing the order of the colors. I made some adjustments this time РI used size 5 needles to adjust for the worsted weight yarn and the magic loop method instead of DPNs. I added extra rows here and there to make the wrist warmers a bit longer. I also added P1,K1 ribbing at the finger side because I think it looks a little more finished.

I was inspired to knit them again because 1) Austin had an ice day (yes you read that right) and the whole stinkin’ city shut down, so what better to do on a day stuck inside than knit! 2) I am going to a women’s retreat in a couple weeks and these are going to be a part of some giveaway packages. They fit perfectly and I hope that whoever wins them at the women‚Äôs retreat giveaway enjoys them!

Alba Alba Wristwarmers, take 2

The other project I’m working on right now is the Starboard Sweater for Jude. He had been asking me to knit him a sweater for awhile so after Christmas, we sat down and he picked out the sweater pattern as well as the color and type of yarn he wanted. I am using Knit Picks City Tweed in Basil and it is absolutely lovely to knit with – so very soft! I’m knitting it in a size 6 so that he can wear it for a couple of years, because really, in Texas, you only need a wool sweater 2-5 times a year!

Starboard Sweater knitting progress

Maybe someday I’ll actually finish my Kage Sweater and Mojave cowl although I’ve made a bit of progress on the Mojave:

Mojave Cowl progress

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Simple Lace Infinity Scarf and Knitting Colorwork

Wrapped up a quick knit gift for Jude’s great grandma – another foray into the world of knitting lace.

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It was the infinitely simple lace infinity scarf and I used Pattons Classic Wool Superwash DK weight in Teal. This was one of those projects that really needs to be blocked to show its true beauty. I love the look of the zigzags.

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I’ve also been trying out some colorwork on a Mojave Cowl. Really loving how it’s turning out!

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Katniss Inspired Cowl

Hi. My name is Beth and I have an obsessive personality. Most recently I found myself obsessed with the cowl/scarf/vest thing that Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss wears in the opening scenes of Catching Fire. So what does one with an obsessive personality do? Find a Katniss Inspired Cowl to knit (this one by Dahlia in Bloom, she also has the pattern¬†for sale on etsy). And I knit one (I used Lion Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in Oatmeal, readily available at Joann’s).¬†Not only did I knit it, I completed it before my birthday on Tuesday. Fangirl confession? I wore it to see Catching Fire, on my birthday.

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One of my neighbors happens to be an archery instructor (and he knows the woman who taught Jennifer Lawrence how to shoot – too cool), so you know, I asked to borrow a bow to pose with. Because once you have taken things this far… You have to take it all the way.

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Next up, archery training.

(And sorry to my friends that are fangirls like me – I cannot knit one for you. I would have to charge you $300 just to pay myself fairly… But I will give knitting lessons… Just saying. ūüėČ )

 

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cowls, sweaters and art deco hats

I got a bit of new yarn this week (belated Christmas gift) and wanted to test out my new set of Christmas knitting needles as well as try knitting with bulky yarn. After a bit of a search, along came the drop stitch cowl.

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After knitting something with bulky yarn, I now understand the appeal – I started and finished this cowl on the same day! And I learned a new stitch! I completed three of the five drop stitch rows and would have liked to done them all to make it taller but I ran out of yarn. The cowl is still cozy and warm so I’m not going to worry about it too much.

Dropped Stitch Cowl

And I’m making some good progress on Jude’s sweater which is now sized large enough. In the future I will think twice about starting a large project with sock yarn again. . . it is a slow going process but I do love how soft, delicate and beautiful it is turning out. And don’t you just love that yarn bowl? Another great Christmas present.

Jude's latte sweater

I am also participating in the Downton Abbey KAL and I think I’m going to try my hand at the Regina art deco styled hat. I’ve never knit a hat and it seems so different from crocheting a hat . . . but it’ll be a good learning experience!

 

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learning to knit

Knitting is a skill I have been wanting to hone for quite some time. I actually tried to knit long before I started to crochet, but for whatever reason, crochet stuck and knitting didn’t. A couple Christmas’s ago, I got the Knitting Answer Book and it has sat on the shelf with a couple other crafty books I own. That is, until the end of last year. I picked up that book and with it’s help (and a bit of help from you tube), I mastered a couple different cast-ons, knitting and purling. A friend of mine that was also coming from knowing how to crochet before she learned to knit recommended using the continental method of knitting because it seems to translate from crochet to knitting better using that method.

Alright so there’s the backstory. I very much wanted to make some leg warmers, especially these that I found on pinterest. The pattern rated them as easy so surely I could make them.¬†I bought the necessary tools and set to work. ¬†And set to work again. And again. And once more.

Sigh. Here is my latest effort. Looks a little wonky to me. Such tiny needles! And tiny yarn! Looks like I’ll be starting over again.

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Since I didn’t want to give up, (I am DETERMINED to become a knitter) I decided to try another pattern, the honey cowl, which I saw on a friend’s blog¬†(the same friend that has been advising me on knitting this whole time). I’ve only knit a couple of rows but it is going so much smoother and I can SEE my progress! Could be the bigger needles, or the thicker yarn. . . But I feel like this is something I may actually be able to complete! Of course, I can already see some of the weird spots, but that’s part of the charm of the first thing you knit yourself – the mistakes.

trying to knit: honey cowl

I really want to learn how to knit socks (I know, totally ridiculous) but I have a feeling that’s a ways off.

If you knit, what was your first completed knitting project? And any recommendations for me?

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12 Days of Handmade Holidays Giveaway: Day 3

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Have you met the ladies over at Lullaby Lubbock? Well you should. Super crafty and they throw the best parties! Seriously. I want to go to ALL of their parties.

Well, Kristen of the Lullaby Lubbock team, graciously donated this awesome cowl scarf to giveaway during our handmade holidays! AND she JUST opened her new etsy shop selling bunches of these great scarves!

Look how cute this scarf is! I love the color combo. Blue and cream – perfect winter colors.

I mean, I just adore it. No wrapping, no wondering what to do with the ends when they hang out of the bottom of your jacket (is that just me?). . .

And here’s Kristen modeling how beautiful it looks worn.

So how do you enter for Day 3? Three different ways:

  • Head over to her shop and tell me your favorite color combo or scarf that is listed.
  • Reblog the giveaway and leave me a separate¬†comment with the link.
  • Subscribe to my blog via RSS Reader or e-mail and leave me a separate¬†comment saying you subscribed (top left corner of the blog) or tell me that you already subscribe.

What are you waiting for? Enter now because this giveaway will end on Wednesday, December 8th at 10pm. This item will only be shipped to a winner within the US.

Good luck!

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