Friday, November 20, 2020

All About Knitting

 I am not going to whine about my job in this post (though, I certainly have enough material to do so!). This week, I had a knitting victory: I finished a sweater that actually fits me! All my previous attempts were on the small side.

It's on the big side, but it works for this layering piece. I also think I'm going to add buttons so it hangs more evenly. It has i-cord edging, which was easy to do, but very hard to join in pattern. This is the first seamed sweater I've knit, and I have to admit that the first side I seamed is a bit wonky.

The yarn is buttery soft Shepherd's Wool. It is 100% wool and 0% itch. However, like most soft yarns, it pills. I'm OK with that, since I can't tolerate most wools. I only take it off to sleep because I am so in love with it!

The pattern is the Adult Modular Cardigan. I'm linking the pattern here because it's really hard to find on Ravelry: Adult Modular Cardigan Jacket.

I've already picked out my next sweater: Porto, made with Berroco Medina, which has no wool.

The stashing could get pretty bad around here. Sunset Yarn just opened its doors a half mile from my house. It is in the cutest building:
It is absolutely adorable inside, too, but it's not like I can really hang out in there at this point. It's Madison's only yarn shop at the moment, so I hope she makes it through the pandemic. Plus, the owner is super nice.

Fortunately, I needed yarn. My daughter wants a pair of gray mittens, and I didn't have anything appropriate in my stash, so I picked up some Rowan worsted

Moving from Miami to Denver is a big change. I know her hands get cold, so I'm making her stranded mittens

Sadly, I will be working much of the weekend. But I do need to find some time for those mittens!

13 comments:

  1. That yarn shop is so cute! And a slightly oversized sweater will be great this winter. Looks lovely!

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  2. Your sweater looks great. Love the color too. What a cute yarn shop. Mine closed up shortly after the pandemic hit. Hopefully yours will thrive.

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  3. I love your sweater and saved the pattern in my Ravelry library. The style is classic. What creative designs on the yarn shop. It looks like a fun place to explore.

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  4. What a great looking sweater! And I really like the color, it should look good with just about anything.

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  5. The sweater is a perfect fit--great job! I think a pair of stranded mittens would make a great knit right now! Hope you get to do some down time this weekend, too.

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  6. Love the cardigan! Thanks for the introduction. I bought the pattern before I even finished reading your post. :) You did great on your version and it looks great on you. Cute yarn shop!

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  7. Work a little. Knit a little. Work a little more. Knit a LOT more. Good luck with the stranded mittens and congrats on getting a new yarn store. It looks ADORABLE.

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  8. That yarn shop looks adorable! I wish it the best of luck!

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  9. Your sweater looks great and cozy. I knit with Shepherd's Wool and liked it very much. It's fun to have a yarn shop close by but tempting too. I live very close to my two LYSs.

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  10. Love your sweater - both the style/pattern and the color. Well done! That looks like such a cute yarn shop.

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  11. you are in my daily prayers as you finish out the LAST work year :)

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  12. Wow, the sweater is beautiful and looks great on you! How exciting and also a bit frustrating to know there's a new yarn store in Madison. Maybe one day it will be safe to shop for fun again. I was just thinking yesterday about Wisconsin Craft Market and wondering what happened to all their yarn. This new store sounds wonderful, and what a cute building!

    Stay safe, and I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving.

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