general adventures in craftiness

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

What's Next?

I have been projectless for several weeks now and it's been strange! I feel like I have too much time on my hands. I miss having something to work on while I watch the Olympics. I've been trying to decide on my next knitting project and I think this Heather Hoodie Vest will be perfect. It's very similar to the Central Park Hoodie, but with short sleeves and a different cable pattern. The recommended yarn is Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky, so I'm thinking it will knit up pretty fast. Maybe I'll shop for yarn this weekend!

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Thursday, November 05, 2009

I Got a Package

A crazy storm seems to have landed into town, so the evening has been windy and rainy. I found a waterlogged box on my porch when I got home and it was the Schulana Merino Superlight for the New Motorbike Jacket that is next on my project list. It looks like I'll have some great knitting weather this weekend.

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Sunday, October 04, 2009

Berkshire Dolman Sweater Done. Finally.

Immediately after I wrote that last post, I ripped out the cowl neck on the sweater. I knew that it would bug me if I left it, so I decided to knit the cowl over again. And I'm glad I did. You can see the difference in the photo. The neckline is a bit sturdier and isn't so stretched out like it was when I just knit on for the neck. The weather is supposed to warm up this week, so I just need some cold weather before I can actually wear it.

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Long Cowl Neck

I've been working on this ribbed cowl neck for the last several days. I need to knit almost 10 inches on it, so I'm about two-thirds of the way there. As you can tell from the sleeve, all the seams need to be blocked since they are really curling and not laying flat. I need to find some cool big buttons for the sleeves.

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Beginning of Berkshire

Knitting on size 10 needles has made this stockinette stitch on the Berkshire sweater go by pretty fast. I really like the look of these Dolman sleeves and how the stockinette is a continual pattern from one sleeve edge to the other. It will be nice not to have to sew set-in sleeves. I think this project is going to knit up faster than I expected.

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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Knittin' Time

I've been doing so much sewing lately that I've really missed knitting. I bought this Eco Wool at the Sock Summit marketplace to make this Berkshire Dolman sweater from the fall 2009 special issue of Knitscene. I really love the fitted styling, the big turtleneck, and the buttons on the cuffed sleeves. I also like that the Dolman sleeves aren't totally huge and baggy. I swatched last night and just finished the ribbing.

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

What Next?

I haven't had much time to think about my next knitting project because I've been working on some other projects that aren't really craft-related. I finally had some time tonight to search through some patterns and came up with these two possible projects. I love the nautical stripes and shaping of the Breton Girl pattern, which originally appeared in the fall 2007 issue of Knitscene. The vintage styling of the Farrow Rib Cardigan is appealing to me too. This pattern first appeared in the winter 2007 issue of Interweave Knits. I may have to line up both of these projects for some of my summer knitting! You can buy both patterns individually in the Knitting Daily online store.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Time for a Hoodie

My next knitting project is going to be the Central Park Hoodie. This pattern first appeared in the fall 2006 issue of Knitscene, which has since sold out on the Interweave Knits site, but is still available at other online stores. You can now buy the CPH pattern individually from the new Knitting Daily Pattern Store. Knitting Daily is a newsletter from the folks at Interweave and their shop has lots of other individual patterns that have appeared in Interweave or other sister publications.

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Monday, April 09, 2007

Berry Cute

I felted the strawberry clutch yesterday afternoon. It turned out really cute! I only ran it through the hot wash once. I suppose I could run it through again, but I like the size of it now. Big enough to actually hold stuff.

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Monday, April 02, 2007

Strawberry Clutch

This cute felted strawberry clutch is a Kate Gilbert project from the spring 2007 issue of Knitscene. I'm using double strands of the recommended yarn–Cascade 220. Once the two sides are done, I'll use duplicate stitch for the seeds.

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