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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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

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

 

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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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swatching and gaining confidence

Remember how I posted about wanting to do some knitting? Well I’ve made a bit of progress on getting ready to be knitting (how’s that for being overly prepared?). I am going to embark on knitting this sweater for my little guy.

Source: ravelry.com via Beth on Pinterest

 

And here’s where I ended up! My much more knitting-experienced friend that is going to be doing this sweater with me as a knit along ¬†posted about the importance of swatching¬† so I decided to start there to see if I liked the yarn I picked, if I liked the colors (and to learn how to switch colors) and to see if I could keep an even tension with such a fine yarn. I’m still very much a newbie so swatching has been good practice for me. Since we will be modifying the size of this simple sweater from the pattern, swatching is especially important to inform how many stitches to cast on to get the right size! I tried to swatch for a 4″ width but ended up with a 6″ wide swatch – I obviously have much to learn! But I feel like I’m starting this project with a pretty good understanding of the yarn I picked and the basic skills needed.

Now to finish the swatch, block it, do some calculations and go buy the circular needles (and a bit more yarn) I need to get started on the real thing! I think I’m slowly approaching being able to add ‘knitting’ to my list of skills!

 

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