Knitting · Shawls

Finishing the Hugo Poncho

The Hugo Poncho is finished! This became a bit monotonous, as any large knit might. Thanks fully I was able to trek on since the yarn was so buttery soft and I just love this color so much. A feat of love. It’s a really great piece for my wardrobe. The winters aren’t much here so this may be plenty as a coat if we end up getting some cold weather. (fingers crossed)

One modification, I changed the pattern’s edge to a mock rib to match the turtleneck and I really like it this way.

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Knitting · Sweaters

Denim Cardigan

This has to be the most practical sweater I’ve ever made and I can’t believe the pattern was free. Yes, a free pattern. It’s perfect for work and since I went up a needle size, it truly breathes. The 3/4 sleeves with the lace ends are just a small modification since I prefer upper arm coverage if I’m chilled enough to put on a sweater. I did a single crochet around the neck as a stay stitching so it won’t stretch out hung on my office chair.

Summer Waves Cardi by Vera Sanon is a sweater I know I’ll make again.

Denim Cardigan
Denim Cardigan
Denim Cardigan, back
Denim Cardigan, back
Knitting · Sweaters

Florida Keys and knitting

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I don’t know if people knit here because my public knitting, which not many people bat an eye to at home, has gotten some weird looks and bizarre comments. At a lunch spot, “Are you knitting? Will you teach me? I’ll call you the sweater lady.” Then from a woman down at the beach with her friend, “Is she knitting?” The other replied, “Don’t look at it. It looks too much like work.”

No matter the reaction, I knit everywhere I go because it makes me happy.

Knitting · Sweaters

Mr. Greenjeans Cardigan – Project #3

This was a fun knit and project #3 for Camp Loopy. The requirement for this project was to use 800+ yards, so this was @900. I really enjoyed this pattern (Mr. Greenjeans) and the yarn (Malabrigo Rios in cream and Pimavera). Changed the raglan increases to kfb instead of the yo holes because I think this looks much neater. The button was bought at a show and made by Jennie the Potter.

Striped Cardigan Front
Striped Cardigan Front

 

Striped Cardigan Back
Striped Cardigan Back

 

Raglan increases
Raglan increases

 

Pottery Button
Pottery Button
Knitting · Sweaters

Pretty in Pink

I’m casting on the Gemma cardigan (found at KnitPicks) but I have plans to change it some. I want typical raglan sleeves so I don’t have to fiddle with short rows and trying to hide M1’s. Let’s just say – I’ve never been able to fool anyone and I find myself staring at the holes they make. No matter the technique.

I love the Tosh DK in Molly Ringwald so it’s easy for me to just keep on knitting. What a nice yarn to work with.

Beginning the Gemma Cardigan

I decided to make it a raglan instead of following the original pattern (10 pages).