Monday, June 16, 2008


hey everyone, i missed you guys, not a day goes by that i don't think about posting some of my FOs and WIPs, but with a new work schedule, and life just being hectic, it's been hard to find motivation to get a photo shoot together!

lots of exciting things on the knitting front, i finished indigo ripples, i love the skirt, it's really comfy, but it's just a wee bit too big for me.
it was a relatively quick knit, so i may do this one again, and give the skirt to my sis (who is going to harvard for grad school in the fall :( any readers from the boston area?)
this is a skirt i made out of some lovely anna maria horner fabric i got from my local quilt shop, i love the crazy print, and it is a super comfy skirt, especially in this hot weather! my only trouble is i have a hard time trying to figure out what shirt to wear with it.

i've been doing the bulky knits thing, i finished this sweater in three days, i used some rowan big wool i got on sale, at a LYS. i feel kind of "meh" about it, maybe i'll feel differently about it in the winter. I think it's the big open lacy, stitch pattern, it feels strange to me. and i don't like the way the collar fits.
i have caught the chunky knits bug, as a mom to a very active 18 month old, these bulky knits make me feel very productive because i can accomplish so much in an hour or two. i've started this wenlan chia sweater from big city knits, it's more my style than the karate sweater.
it's three strands of cascade 220, and 1 strand of kidsilk haze, it will be a lovely warm sweater, although i may look like a polar bear in it! these chunky knits don't exactly have a slimming effect :D
remember that somewhat cowl from my previous post? the knitting goddess got me good for not gauge swatching, it was too big, so i frogged it and started with cherry. this is definitely a better match.

since i love the somewhat cowl pattern so much, i decided to use the yarn called for in the pattern, and i've already got to the point where i'm knitting the body, i think this will turn out so much better, i love this sweater so much already, and the yarn is so beautiful!
and last but not least, i'm also working on thermal.i've wanted to knit this since the pattern came out, but i didn't find a yarn i liked until i found this punta del sol merino cashmere blend on sale at a LYS. it's really soft, and will make a great winter sweater.

phew! i'm glad to have gotten all those out in the open, i have one more sweater i started, another chunky knit, but i'll save that for later. i've been keeping up with all of you guy's blogs, i'm loving everything i'm seeing, i hope i will have more time to comment and blog myself!


Yarnhog said...

Wow, you have been productive! I especially like your thermal in progress. The yarn is beautiful.

I went to Harvard for undergrad, but alas, I live on the opposite coast now. Grumperina is in Cambridge--I think she's a grad student at Harvard.

mames said...

what a treat....two updates. i cannot decide which i like better, robby or knitting....crazy that i would event try to decide. loving the bulky knits but i cannot go there. you are a slim girl and they look so good on you. my curves would get a bit too curvy...cannot wait to see the somewhat cowl. pretty.

Nancy said...

I'm not a bulky knits fan but I love Big Wool. I'm sure the sweater will be your favorite when Fall arrives.

Jofrog said...

Phew, that was chock full of craftiness!

We are in Boston... Robby and Kaya can meet up when you come to visit your sis!

Knitterella said...

Holy FOs!!!

Great to hear from you and love all your FOs and projects that you have going. Cute skirts! What skirt pattern did you use for the Anna Maria fabric? It's super cute! Love the Karate Sweater too - one I did that sweater it turned out to be one of my favorite knits (too bad the yarn is starting get piley) That other Big City Knits sweater you are working on is awesome - I ran over to Ravelry to mark as a fav!

tiennie said...

Wow! Look at all those wonderful projects! You've been busy. Congrats to your sister!

Michele said...

polar bear! as if you could look like polar bear!
i'm so glad you made the Karate sweater and hope you like it better in the winter - it looks good on you. the somewhat cowl also looks really pretty so far. and the skirt you sewed! so pretty. can see what you mean about finding a shirt to go with it. from the photo it looks like it has some pale yellow and some fushia in it. American Eagle has some simple scoop-neck t-shirts in those colors this year - if you're looking for a casual look.