Comfort Fade Cardi

by admin on June 19, 2018

in Comfort Fade Cardi, Yolks Pullover

I’m a little slow to the party on this one, but I finally made a Comfort Fade Cardi. I went with Madelinetosh DK in Esoteric, Hosta Blue, and Abiquiu (in order from top to bottom). The sweater itself grew quite a bit after washing/blocking, but I think that’s ok. It’s a comfy snuggly sweater that I can see myself wearing on a cold fall or winter’s day cuddling on the couch and binge watching Netflix.

Since this sweater is reverse stockinette, I knit most of it inside out. It’s just easier to knit than purl the whole time! This was a super easy knit, and the only advanced technique was the short rows in the collar. But I’ll be honest, those aren’t even that hard, so it’s an interesting easy knit. If you are on the fence, I’d say go ahead and do it!

I’m thinking about using the “fade” technique on a pullover next. I know Andrea Mowry has a pullover pattern, but I don’t think I would need it. However, I am lazy….so it would all be there and I wouldn’t need to think. So tempting.

The next project is more summer weather appropriate. I cast on for the Yolks Pullover in Cloudborn Cotton Pima Dk. I’m not usually a cotton gal, but this yarn is not too hard on the hands.

I’m Baaaack!

by admin on April 27, 2018

in Antrorse

So, what’s it been? 3 years? I think it’s almost to the day…

Well, folks, a lot has happened in those 3 years. And I promise it’s not going to be like the last time…I’m going to be consistent with keeping up with the blog. Famous last words, right?

Anyway, a couple things – I had a baby! Gah! He’s soooo freaking cute. There is no bias here at all. That’s part of the reason for me not keeping up with everything. Babies/toddlers take a lot of time. I tell him he needs a job already. I’ve done some knitting for him, but I’ve gotten back into it for me, too. Next order of business, Yoda is no longer with us. It was a sad, sad decision, but she is so much better off now. Hunter is still around…being Hunter. Silly guy.

The knitting! Right, that’s what you came here to see.

Latest project I finished is Antrorse by Shannon Cook. I used Knit Picks Preciosa Tonal Worsted yarn which I might not suggest. It really grew after washing and as I wore it. But it is soft!!

Now, I’m working on the Comfort Fade Cardi. Omg – this thing is so pretty! I’ll take some pictures when I get a bit more into it, but I can’t wait to get this done and on my body!

Until the next time (not three years from now)!!

Some Spring Knitting

April 28, 2015 Blooming Cotton Scarf

  I have had the Blooming Cotton Scarf languishing in my WIP pile since 2009. 2009!!! I would start it, but then have to rip. 400 stitches is a lot. I would always be off somehow. Or I would twist my stitches when joining in the round. So I would rip again. I finally have up for […]

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Where have I been?!

April 20, 2015 Baby Blanket

Good Lord! It’s been a while since I’ve posted. A bit over two years to be exact! A lot has happened since then and I’ve done a bit of knitting. Let’s not delay any longer – here’s the update: I got married We bought a house (more on that later) I changed jobs (did I mention […]

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New Sewing Project

April 10, 2013 Uncategorized

I’m kind of taking this sewing thing seriously. So seriously I bought some fabric to make a coat. Eeek! Who makes a coat?! Um, guess I am. Anyway, the Robson Coat is the newest pattern over at Sewaholic. What’s weird is that I thought to myself that it’s too advanced for me. Then Mood mysteriously […]

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Sewing + Knitting = New Clothes!

April 4, 2013 Bayside Pullover

Hey, I know it’s been a bit since I told you all about my new sewing toys, but I have been using them! Seriously. These pictures are not the best, but they are what I have at the moment. The weather should be improving soon, so I hope to get pictures of me actually in […]

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Spring Knitting

February 20, 2013 Bayside Pullover

It might be 10 degrees Fahrenheit (or -2 with windchill) today, but I’m thinking about spring! Warm weather, pretty flowers, hands don’t feel like bricks of ice…You know, spring.  I’ve been working on the Bayside Pullover from Coastal Knits in a nice purple cotton. Cotton = warm weather. 🙂 I’ve already divided the sleeves from […]

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A Little Sewing

February 19, 2013 Embroidery

As you all know, I do some sewing from time to time. Well, I decided to invest in a new (to me) machine. I looked around and found a Viking Designer SE LE for a little more than the price of a new standard Viking machine. So what does this kind of expensive new machine […]

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The Seamless Artemisia Sweater

January 7, 2013 Craftsy

Since I completed the Icelandic Craftsy Class, I decided to try another knitting one. So, I started The Seamless Artemisia Sweater. This is a sweater knit from the top down with set-in sleeves. It’s actually quite interesting since it’s a set-in sleeve technique I have never done before! This sleeve utilizes increases and decreases to […]

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What I did on my Christmas Vacation

January 2, 2013 Chic Knits

Since I was super busy this year, I wasn’t able to take full advantage of all the vacation I have accrued for the year, so since it’s a use or lose it kind of thing I took the last 2 weeks of the year off. That gave me plenty of time to get some stuff […]

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