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kage sweater

I started knitting a new sweater a couple weeks ago before we left to go on vacation with my family – the kage sweater. I was inspired to do some colorwork after seeing Alphonoso’s color blocked Kage so I decided to do navy and grey stripes with a coral color block at the shoulders (although I was apparently subconsciously inspired by my Catch All Bag because the stripes are virtually the same color and size – I realized that after I was already 10 stripes in!). I’m using shibui linen in suit, sidewalk and poppy and it is a very interesting yarn to knit with. Very springy with a chain ply, it’s knitting up cloudlike into the lightest weight fabric (which is kinda important since it’s rapidly approaching the triple diget temperatures here in central Texas).

And if you can’t tell, I’ve finally caved and started instagramming.

Kage Sweater Kage Sweater

Kage Sweater Kage Sweater

Kage Sweater Kage Sweater

 

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KAL Wrap Up

Well, I finished knitting my first sweater in time for the KAL! Definitely a learning experience. I decided to modify the pattern a bit by not doing the solid knitted panel at the waist. I’m pretty happy with that decision. It was just the right length before blocking it and then I blocked it. It’s now much longer than I had wanted – more tunic length than t-shirt length. Oh well. It will be great with leggings.

Sophia Sweater Finished!

What I love? The color. The slouchiness. The breathability. Not a bad Texas sweater.

Sophia Sweater Finished!

Now I am going to finish those cute little toddler socks I started. And then I get to dream about what’s next!

 

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summer knitting

I’ve been working on my sweater for the KAL and making some good progress! The yarn is very soft and lovely – I think it will be nice for the summer. It’s pretty quick knitting but a little more difficult to bring along to the playground.

Sophia Sweater

Which lead me to making some toddler socks for Jude with my leftover Madelinetosh Sock to tote around. Since I’ve already tried toe-up socks, I thought I would give top down socks a whirl, as well as learn how to knit two socks at once! After the initial yarn tangle, it turned out to be pretty easy. We’ll see how turning a heel goes from top down…

Toddler Socks

I’m already dreaming of my next summer knit, like this silken sweater (can I have any more expensive taste?) or this linen Hane shirt. Ahh, if only I had more free time!

 

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I made a sock!

One down, one to go (and already started)! It fits beautifully too. (You’ll have to wait for me to finish the second one to get a modeling session.)

I used Jeny’s surprising stretchy bind off for the ribbing at the top, and just as the name suggests, it is extremely stretchy (and surprisingly easy)! And I used Judy’s Magic Cast-on for the toe. The two are made for each other.

I’m a little lost on how to block such a long sock. I think I’m going to give this wire hanger method a try because I don’t think a sock blocker that you buy would be long enough. Ah, we will see.

Little Cable Knee High - 1 Sock Complete!

Oh, I am so in love with the simplicity of these socks. That little cable adds just the perfect amount of detail and elegance.

 

 

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sweater knitting

Lately, I’ve become obsessed with the idea of knitting myself a sweater. I know I have a couple other projects to finish before this would start, but I keep finding myself dreaming about what I could make. I want something very classic, in a color that I like but won’t go out of style, but that I will want to wear. Do I go short sleeve or long sleeve? Cardigan or pullover?

Source: ravelry.com via Beth on Pinterest

Source: ravelry.com via Beth on Pinterest

Source: ravelry.com via Beth on Pinterest

Source: ravelry.com via Beth on Pinterest

Source: ravelry.com via Beth on Pinterest

Source: ravelry.com via Beth on Pinterest

Source: ravelry.com via Beth on Pinterest

Source: ravelry.com via Beth on Pinterest

Source: ravelry.com via Beth on Pinterest

 

Source: ravelry.com via Beth on Pinterest

Source: ravelry.com via Beth on Pinterest

What do you think? Any other patterns I should consider? Any favorites of what I have listed?

 

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Baby Berry Hat/Color Block Hat & other stuff too

I used the pattern for the Baby Berry Hat to make this color blocked hat for a neighbors new baby boy. I knit the infant size, but it seems a touch big for an infant. It’s stretchy and he’ll grow, so I’m sure it will be useful maybe later on in the year! I hope to make the hat in it’s fruit/veggie form at some point as well, because seriously. It’s cute.

Berry Baby Hat

All this knitting has me thinking about how we handle our clothing in America. It takes a long time to complete a handmade item, but I love the process and the outcome. And then I read this article on Colette Pattern’s blog and it got me thinking even more (and then it was followed by this blog entry which got me thinking even more). And it’s all been sitting in my brain, turning over and over, trying to find a place to land.

Last year I made a commitment to only buy resale clothing, and I did pretty well, with one little Mod Cloth slip, mid-year (yeah, didn’t really mention that on the blog, oops). Let me tell you, it felt good to unsubscribe from all the e-newsletters, snail mail catalogues… All the things that taunt you with ‘new’ and ‘glittery’ things. This year it doesn’t feel like a stretch to continue only shopping resale, but I almost want to try to take it a step further… The resale place I have been shopping has a lot of the ‘disposable fashion’ type brands. You wear the stuff for a season, seams fall apart, colors fade, trends pass and you give it to Goodwill; not exactly sustainable. I would love to hunt out pieces that are higher quality – with attention to detail, quality fabrics and less about trends. Now, I’m not really sure what that means in full, especially in the life of a busy mom. I think it’s going to take some exploration and time (especially since, well, I won’t be buying anything for some time since there is no spending money available) but I’m going to give it a try.

 

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the start of the first sock

I’m totally impressed with myself: it actually looks like the toe of a sock (specifically the Little Cable Knee Highs)! I used Judy’s Magic Cast-On for the toe of the sock and it worked beautifully. No kitchener’s stitch to close the toe later! And I’m still loving the Magic Loop method for knitting in the round. I’m using Madeline Tosh Sock yarn in Candlewick and I love the slight variation in the golden tones – it makes it very engaging to work with.

The sock beginnings...

I am loving how meditative it can be to knit a sock. It’s good for my introvert soul.

 

 

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Regina Hat

I’ve had very little crafty time lately, but I did get a chance to finish up my Downton Abby KAL, the Regina Hat. I also learned that I shouldn’t knit while I’m watching TV (and maybe drinking wine).

Lots of errors with this hat, but I did learn new skills (new ways of increasing/decreasing), so learning curve I guess. I also learned that I’ve been knitting wrong this whole time. I’ve been knitting through the back of the loop instead of the front. You can’t really tell from the projects I’ve done, but now I know how to do it correctly. That’s what I get for learning from a book instead of YouTube.

Regina Hat

The hat is also way to small for any adult so it will be going to one of my friends with a little girl. Another learning curve – using a pattern that doesn’t have you swatch. . . When I was increasing after attaching the white yarn to the blue brim, it called for a 1.5x increase. Well, with the yarn I was using, a 2x or even 2.5x increase would have done better to make an adult size, slightly slouchy hat. Ah well. I still enjoyed knitting it and I’m happy with the new skills I have in my repertoire now.

Next up, getting starting on those crazy socks

 

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can’t stop knitting

Obsessive personality much? I can’t seem to stop knitting. Well, and being sick with the flu for a week seems to increase the amount of time spent laying down. Knitting keeps my hands busy, what can I say. And it also seems to keep me from blogging. Oh well. I’m back now!

I’ve made some progress on my Downton Abbey KAL (ohemgee, did y’all SEE the last episode? I already saw it before it aired in the US and I am still sad.) and I’m pretty happy with how it’s turning out. Not sure what is going to end up being the fate of this hat. I’m not much of a hat person. . .

Regina Hat - Downton Abbey KAL

I may be ruining a surprise by posting about this, but I made this Aviatrix hat as a baby shower gift for a friend of mine. Totally blew my mind that this hat is knit flat. Yeah, not in the round. Just straight rows (you know, with increases and decreases and stuff). A perfect first hat knitting project. I’m still struggling to get my gauge correct (I swatched, like a good knitter too!). This was supposed to be newborn size, but it’s more like 1 year old size. Good thing kids grow.

Aviatrix Hat

I love that this button finally found a home. I only had one and I love it dearly (I know, I love a button?) and it has found it’s destiny.

Aviatrix Hat - Button Detail

I whipped up this fun Capucine hat after seeing it on a friend’s blog; it’s a very quick knit with the bulky yarn and all. It was the perfect gift for a friend that has a small obsession with hats (that may be an understatement). And my first hat to knit in the round. Turns out the magic loop technique is awesome. No more double pointed needles for me!

Capucine Hat

Instead of going with smallish tassels on the earflaps and a pom pom, I decided to go just for the epic, gigantic pom pom. I think it works.

Capucine Hat

Next up, finishing the Downtown KAL and starting my first pair of socks.

 

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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.

Dropped Stitch Cowl

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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