Time has certainly gotten away from me. But.....I've been busy!
Pattern: Knitting Pure & Simple Bulky Shrug
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Como #19005 - 6 balls
Comment: Made this as a shop sample. Great for beginning sweater knitters
Pattern: Stitch Diva's Bullseye
Yarn: Tilli Tomas Plie' - Ruby Wine - 7 skeins
Comments: I've wanted to knit this sweater for at least 2 years. I am SO glad I did. The construction of this garment is absolute genius. Definitely not a beginner project, but it really kept me engaged. Wish I could have made it a bit longer.
Comments: Big love for this sweater. Jennifer is such a brilliant designer. All this is is a rectangle seamed together with a 3-needle bind off. Can't get much more simple. You can also wear it many different ways (see here).
I have been in a serious knitting funk lately. I FINALLY finished this sweater. It turned out beautifully, if I do say so myself. The hand of the Rowan Lenpur is wonderful for summer knits. It has the drape of linen without the scratchiness.
I couldn't bear to knit the tie. Maybe after I have some separation from the project.
Don't fuss Mom because I'm not modeling it!
Pattern: Callide by Sarah Hatton from the Rowan Lenpur Collection
Pattern: Honesty from Sublime #611 The Simply Sublime Organic Cotton DK book Yarn: Louisa Harding Jasmine #14 - 5 balls Comments: I made the bottom of the pullover considerably longer than the pattern called for. I want her to be able to wear it for at least two years. R loves it! One down, one to go for H.
Pattern: Another French Girl Knits pattern. Wrenna by Kristeen Griffin-Grimes.
Comments: It took me 4 days to knit this. I'm very bummed, though, because it is too big for me. I made the smallest size, and my gauge was even a little tight. My shoulders are just too narrow to keep it up. There may be an error in that pattern. I'm going to email Kristeen to see if I'm correct. Also, it took me a little bit more than the 3 balls called for in the pattern.
Pattern: Veronique by Kristeen Griffin-Grimes from French Girl Knits
Yarn: Rowan Kidsilk Haze #580 - just a hair over 2 balls
Comments: I made this to teach as a class at Yarntopia. Easy knit. There is minimal seaming, but you have to be careful when you knit with Kidsilk Haze. It is so delicate, that you really have to be conscious of each stitch you knit.
Comments: Very straighforward pattern, suitable for a beginner sweater knitter. The most difficult aspect was lining up the stripes when seaming. The yarn is delish. Adding it to my favorite yarn list. Not one knot in 14 balls! Waaaay better track record than Debbie Bliss Cashmerino.
Pattern: Cuddle from Louisa Harding's book Kindred
Yarn: Louisa Harding Kashmir Baby #6, 3 balls
Comments: Made this sweater to give to one of my husband's employees (sex of baby as yet undetermined). Very simple pattern.
Picture me standing on the mountain top (Sound of Music style) and singing the praises of this yarn. It...Is...AMAZING!! It comes in sport (baby), dk, and aran weights. Therefore you can easily find a pattern to use it in. No excuses!!