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On to finished objects:
Grown up Girl Cardigan: By Joji Locatelli
Yarn Malabrigo rios in the teal feather color
Needles US size 7 Hiya Hiya sharps
Here is a link to a photo of my finished cardigan
I finished my Grown up Girl Cardigan last week!! So excited to have that done. I should have made it a little bigger though. I didn’t measure myself when I decide on the cardigan and made the 32 inch size. Thinking that was the size of my chest since that is the size of my bra band… however I failed to take into account the actual size of my chest and while it does fit it is a bit snug and doesn’t wrap as much as I’d like. Overall it was a fun pattern to knit I love the cable/lace bobble detail and may end up making another one down the road just a smidge bigger. I checked my gauge and it was 18.5 stitches per 4 inches. Which was right on, so the fault is totally mine in not choosing the correct size to make. Oh well. I also ran out of yarn. I finished the body and sleeves and didn’t have enough yarn to do the ties so I had to run out to find some. There are two local yarn stores in Vancouver, so I first stopped in at the one closest to my house called Urban Wolves, but they don’t carry Malabrigo. I picked up something there that I thought might work which I will show later, but then decided against it. When I went to the second shop in Vancouver I discovered that they do carry malabrigo and they had the color way and it was a great match altogether so I’m pleased with that.
Second finished object is a granny square wash cloth. I had these granny squares sitting around from a crochet lesson I had given to a coworker of mine. So I finally wove in the ends and joined them. They weren’t as even as I would have liked, but I am using them for purpose not fashion.
Yarn was sugar and cream cotton I had lying around and I think I used a size E crochet hook. Not sure.
Third finished object
Anna Dress (sewn)
Pattern by Hand London
Fabric is a cotton calico. Here is a link to my finished Anna Dress
This is my first actual garment I have sewn. I’ve made other things, project bags, halloween costumes but nothing that I actually planned to wear in public on a normal day. I am pretty pleased with it. I got lots of compliments when I wore it yesterday to my son’s first communion and I am definitely planning on making another. This time with a v-neck and maybe doing a gathered skirt. I saw some versions like that and thought they were very cute. I just want to give a quick shout out to Kristen of Yarngasm podcast for being such an inspiration. She has made a few of these dresses and she is really the one who lit the fire to get this dress going. So thanks Kristin.
Biscotte’s Sheeps Sock Pattern
By: Louise Robert
Free pattern from www.biscottecie.com
I found it on Ravelry and there is a link from the pattern page to the website.
Main color: Natural Lorna’s laces Shepherd Sock
Contrast Color: Easter bunny barf by Me
Needles. US Size 2 or 2.75mm
Modifications: working from cuff down instead of toe up
Yarn: Feza Sock color 2001
Needles Chiagoo US size 1 40inch circular magic loop method
Knitting inspiration: What to cast on next…
I finally started watching season 2 of Outlander on Starz. Little background info… I have read the first 4 books in this series about 6 times give or take, probably more. The first 4 in my opinion are the best. They got a little slow after that. I speculated with girlfriends for years about the possibility of them doing a movie or series and was so excited that they finally did that. That being said I stopped watching season 1 shortly about 3 episodes before the end. If you have read the books you know there is a scene toward the end of book one that is graphic and disturbing to say the least. I have read it and subsequently when I reread the book I tend to skip over that part. Once was enough for me. I was not interested in watching them visualize that scene in the series. So I just decided to skip ahead to the beginning of season 2. I don’t feel like I missed out, I know what happens and I’m fine just moving on. Anyway… The first episode of season 2 was very well done. And all the knitwear just makes my mouth water. That is one of the best things about the series for me. Anyway in episode 1 of season 2 Claire is wearing this great fitted vest with a large horseshoe cable running up the middle and 2 smaller ones running up the sides it is fabulous. Made me want a knitted vest. So I went onto ravelry and skimmed through patterns and decided on the Heliopath vest by Emma Welford. It is in the Unoffical Harry Potter knits ebook that Interweave put out a couple of years ago. The Heliopath vest is the one that is made with Luna Lovegood in mind. I love the cable detail on the vest but am not a fan of the drop stitches. I did see one that was done without the drop stitches and I really like how that turned out. I plan on making mine like that. I am going to use Imperial Columbia. I have a large stock in my shop and want to make something out of it. I’m think the wild iris colorway.
As I said before I bought an extra skein of Malabrigo rios from Blizzard yarn and fiber here in Vancouver to help finish off my grown up girl cardigan.
I also bought a sock blank there from puglove dyeworks color witches brew. Double stranded sock blank 75% merino 25% nylon 100gm
From Urban Wolves I bought some of there hand dyed yarn Kira Worsted in the moonscape colorway.
Papercraft shadow box from Simply Sine www.simplysine.com
Beautiful handcut, hand painted elephant shadow box.