Friday, December 29, 2017

A Helen Stewart Obsession

I have two Helen Stewart FOs to share and two others on the needles. Here I am modeling my Land of Sweets cowl. I can't tell you how much I love this project. It is as much fun to wear as it was to knit.
I had such a good time with Knitvent, that I decided I had to join in Helen's Christmas-Eve cast-on of her new Vintage Fairy Lights sock pattern:
This pair of socks is going to take me a while as there is a lot of purling. I know some people hate purling. I don't hate it, but it is slower going for me than than the knit stitch.

And another Helen Stewart FO: The Tchaikovsky Hat. 
This is a fast and fun knit, and I'm sure I'll make more of these. I knit this one in a green in a soft Sun Valley DK yarn.

While I was photographing the hat and sock, I remembered that I have another lovely Helen Stewart project languishing in the basket: the Spindrift Shawl. I dug it out so I could add a photo of it.
I am tempted to jump right back into it, but I don't want too much distraction from Rachel's sweater so I'm going to hold off.

At this point, I should add that this a real post and not an advertisement. Helen Stewart has no idea who I am and certainly has not paid me for all these endorsements!

I am nearing the end of my winter break and enjoying the lazy days so much. We are continuing to have super-cold temps here, so Rachel, Keith and I have been watching Netflix, doing a jigsaw puzzle, and reading. Pretty perfect break!

15 comments:

  1. Love the first photo in this post: your smile is reflected in your eyes. Your knits are beautiful, too.

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  2. Off to look up all of those! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Beautiful knits and just in time for this arctic blast!

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  4. Nice projects! I love the yarns in both the cowl and the fairy socks; could you share the brands? So glad you are having a good break!

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  5. good golly, I need to catch up to you with finishing stuff. lovely knits!

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  6. So many beautiful knits-great job! I love your photo with the hat and cowl! Your 'lazy' day sounds wonderful...I need another slow down day already!!! (it is freezing here and DH is starting the fireplace for me and the cats to thaw us out!) (40's has me whining and is my idea of freezing! lol)

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  7. Deb you deserve a great break. I always enjoy seeing your projects. I took a two hour nap today. Just couldnt fall asleep last night. Fezzik crawled under the covers with me. Normally cats are not allowed to sleep with us, but Im beginning to break the rule during naps. I'll be shawl knitting in a few minutes. We have the Northwestern bowl game on

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  8. Isn't it fun to find a designer that speaks to you? Your projects a re wonderful. Happy New Year.

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  9. Beautiful work! Wish I could knit. I can do some crochet. Wishing you a wonderful new year! Peace, love and happiness.

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  10. Hullo! Nice shawl. It has a very down-to-earth casual vibe, doesn't it. And it looks great on you!

    Happy New Year! Hopefully January is warmer than December!

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  11. I am now off to look at Helen Stewarts patterns! Great knitting and Happy New Year!

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  12. All your knits are beautiful but that sock yarn! It's Gorgeous!

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  13. Your Stewart Knits are fantastic! I am going to bookmark that sock and hat pattern now! I also really like your sock yarn. Enjoy the rest of your break :)

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  14. Lots of beautiful knitted projects! I love how the cowl looks on and it is so colorful and fun. I love the finished hat! and the sock so far! The shawl looks great too and loving the black speckles on the white.

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  15. Those are gorgeous knits! I'm going to look up those patterns.

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