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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! 🙂

 

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Slade Sweater Progress

While on the craft retreat, I made some progress on Jason’s Slade sweater. It was the weirdest, most involved cast-on I have every used (the 2×2 tubular cast on) but I am impressed by the professional results (shown here with the waste yarn still in place)!

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I started my mornings with coffee and knitting on the porch. So serene and calming. I really do think knitting should be prescribed for anxiety.

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And I’ve made a bit more progress on the stockinette throughout the weeks since the retreat, trying to steal moments to calm my mind and knit here and there (the photo below is about two skein in). I am really enjoying using Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Tweed in Prussian Heather – the texture it’s creating is really lovely.

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a bit of crochet and plans for knitting

I recently finished up a gift for a coworker that is having a baby boy any day now! She already had all of the supplies for this cute crochet pattern and I gladly took them off her hand to crochet up the Suspenders and Bowtie Diaper Cover Pattern. I think it turned out pretty cute! Can’t wait to see the little one wearing these items. 🙂

I’m still working on finishing up my Kage Sweater, but I have lined up my next project. Since Jude got a sweater, I have a sweater and one almost done, it’s time for Jason to get a sweater! He picked out the Slade Sweater (Slade, also known as Deathstroke, a DC Comic super villian – quite appropriate if you know our love of comic books). Pretty dapper:

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We picked the Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Tweed in Prussian Heather, which is a lovely navy with hints of grey and lovely heathered bits of tan, green and silver.

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I’ve only had the chance to swatch but the yarn is really wonderful to knit with. I’m looking forward to knitting some more with this yarn!

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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 – I 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’s retreat giveaway enjoys them!

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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:

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2013 in Crafty Photo Review

Not much sewing this year, but it looks like knitting has really taken off. 🙂 In other news, I read/listened to 80 books this year. Thank you OverDrive for fueling my new audio book obsession for free.

No significant traveling (except for our fun trip to Chicago) and I have gotten in a rut with cooking this year so not much to share on that front (although there are plans… to be continued)!

Happy New Year to all of you – I hope your 2014 brings you exciting, new adventures!

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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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Knitting the Spring Beret

I finished knitting up the hat that I choose for myself! Everyone seemed to like a different hat, so in the end, I just had to go with my gut, the Spring Beret. Really, this just means that I need to make a couple more hats. 🙂

I used Knit Picks Capra in Turmeric – it’s a lovely cashmere blend. It was a smaller weight yarn than the pattern called for so I made the larger ‘slouchier’ version and it turned out just as I had hoped, just the tiniest bit slouchy. This was my first time to work lace and I learned a lot – it was a good pattern to try it out.

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Crafters Retreat 2013

Have I mentioned that I have some awesome friends? Friends that plan crafting/sewing retreats? Yeah, I do. And I got to go on a retreat this past weekend and it was GOOD. (Read about past retreats hereherehere and here)

And as always, on these retreats, I take a bit of time to complete the yearly felt ornament that I started when Jude was born. This year, sensing a growing theme, I choose Felt Hot Cocoa. Don’t judge my iffy stitching. He looks handmade and that’s part of the panache. Ornaments of years past? Pickle (2012), bacon (2011), owl (2010) ((he’s the only non-food item… I mean, can you eat an owl?)), gingerbread man (2009).

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The porch in this house is one of my favorites and I spent some time there listening to an audiobook, drinking coffee and knitting. With a fall candle. And my awesome socks.

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I whipped up two super simple quilts for two sweet little boys.

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Got to finish a skirt that I’ve had planned for two years… It’s a lined, gathered skirt, with pockets and exposed back zipper (free tute here). I took time to enjoy the process – hand finishing seams, taking things slow. And I love how it turned out. I’ll model it for y’all soon.

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And and FINALLY made some progress on the Macaron Dress that I have had planned for two years!

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Overall, a thrilling weekend of eating good food and getting some stuff done that I can’t seem to find time for at this current stage of life!

 

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Dirghagama and ombre

We’ve been in Chicago (yeah, it’s kinda awesome there) and I’ll update on that soon. I’m a bit excited that I finished something so I’m going to share that fist.

This Dirghagama baby cardigan is a free pattern on Ravelry and it knits up super fast since it’s knit with bulky yarn! I can’t believe that I knit this. It’s a Texas baby cardigan! Short sleeves are perfect. This one is going to it’s intended baby girl recipient this week.

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I also was able to finish the rest of the ombre set I made for Monica and her sweet baby girl. I’m happy with how they all turned out!

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kage sweater and baby things

Knitting really is such an impractical hobby when you live in Texas but I can’t seem to stop! I totally get sucked into browsing patterns and day dreaming my next project, which I have had a lot of fun doing on Craftsy, which I just discovered recently. I’m thinking about trying to make this chevron style beret once I finish up the other projects I’ve started…

I’ve made some good progress on the Kage Sweater – the back is done! At least this one is made out of linen.

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Here’s how the back folds over to the front to form the neckline. Pretty excited…

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I’m hoping to finish it by this fall. I don’t think the front will take long, but it seems I have been side tracked by making baby items for friends, because well, baby items are so much fun to knit! I just finished up these sweet little legwarmers from PurlBee and I’m pretty happy with how they turned out!

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I’m looking forward to seeing pictures of these on some chubby baby girl legs!

 

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