New Year seems like a while ago now, but on the 1st of January I had a look back through my previous year’s knitting and decided that I hadn’t knit nearly enough actual garments. I have almost a whole cupboard full of hats and mittens but not much to keep the rest of me warm. (The fact that is was below -10 degress c at the time might have had something to do with it.)
It’s been going well so far with two just finished:[photopress:daisy_4.jpg,full,centered]
This is Daisy by Kim Hargreaves, knit in Ethical Twist alpaca and wool, with a little bit of chocolate brown merino as a contrast colour in the pocket linings. I love the shape of this and the little pockets. It was knit flat in pieces which made it easy for me to carry around, but I think it would be fairly straightforward to knit in one piece, up to the armholes anyway.
And then I finished Plain and Simple Pullover by Veera Välimäki. My version was named Silver Birch by my friend Ruth. It’s perfect mindless knitting which I’ll get a lot of wear out of, as well as being nice and light so I’ll be able to wear it through Spring too. I used Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift which I bought on the book tour in November – Ysolda has an odd photo of me trying to decide on the colour in Baa Ram Ewe. Not sure why I look so worried!
I got some cute red smartie buttons from Dupp Dupp.
Next up though, is this:
It’s the Carter Cardigan by Laura Chau – I’ve been watching the in-progress photos of this for weeks and now the pattern is ready I can’t help myself! I even have some lovely Fyberspates BFL aran stashed away. I love the cable pattern, the pockets, the collar shape and the garter stitch detail on the back, everything about it really! I love the cables on the sleeve…
And then Ysolda’s favourite, the Mountain View Cardigan by Connie Chang Chinchio. I’d love to get this one knitted up for Spring.
And hopefully next week I should be able to show you something I’ve been working on for a while, Connie’s Sabbatical Cardigan from Twist Collective. The pieces are pinned out and blocking so it won’t be long until I have sweater number three!
.... And it's a big one! Usually, the sale runs across a set number of days and things get pretty fast paced around here with shipping and customer service emails. With the need to continue to prioritise staff safety and a smaller team than usual, we decided to make this a whole birthday month.