Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Quick Update with a New FO

In what may have been a personal record, I knit this scarf in the time it took me to watch one episode of Walking Dead with my roommate.

Using US size 50 needles probably helped.

Ravelry pattern link: here
Project page link: here
Yarn link: here

The pattern by Ravelry user Pollyfoofoo is based off a knit seen in the show Outlander:

(Honestly, every knit from this show is amazing)

If you have not watched the show, I highly recommend it (as well as the books). For more convincing, see this piece from buzzfeed here.

A real post with real project photos coming soon!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Summer Works-In-Progress

Seven months later I am finally giving this blog some much-needed attention. After completing my senior thesis and graduating this past May, I now have much more time to knit (yay!) even while working a normal adult schedule.

One WIP is something you have all seen before as it has been on the needles for months now: Walpole.

While I love the look of this sweater and the yarn is super soft and I'm sure the end product will be amazing, I may be officially turned off fingering or laceweight knits for a while now. Just straight stockinette for rows and rows on end leaves me feeling pretty bored. With any luck maybe I'll start knocking off two or three inches week and get it done before the fall.


The other WIP is a newer one. My friend's boyfriend's mom gave me a bag full of yarn she wasn't using and I am so grateful! In it there was a bunch of skeins of a great cotton/silk blend perfect for a summer top. I chose Berroco's free Espenson pattern.

This one is going a lot faster is much nicer to knit than wool on a hot summer day. The color is a very nice purple-blue.

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Friday, January 10, 2014

FO Friday: Modified Aidez

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a great holiday season! I'm on the last few days of my winter break from school and am getting ready to head back to Boston.

Below is my last FO from December, but I didn't get around to taking pictures until very recently. I have finally finished my Aidez cardigan! I followed MariaOlson's mods to the T and I love it. While I love the cables of the original (and will probably make another using the original pattern before too long), I wanted to try the collar cables and center back cable of MariaOlson's version.

I had a lot of fun knitting this, and it really only took me two months (which is pretty good for me when I'm in school). I used Cascade Ecological Wool as many others have, but unfortunately needed a little over 2 skeins. My cardigan is a little too long for my taste, and I wish I had made it a bit shorter as it also would have saved me from having to buy a whole other skein just for a little bit of yarn.

This is my first raglan-style sweater and it is the style I definitely prefer. I learned a lot from knitting this and I am looking forward to knitting another one. This is also a sweater I know I'll wear (which doesn't often happen). Though it's not perfect, its coziness makes up for it.