Friday, 31 January 2014

2 Week Sweater . . . almost

It's done!!!  I'm so happy with the way it turned out!

Pattern: Iced Cardigan by Carol Feller

Yarn: Bare Swish Bulky Yarn
Yarn dyed using kool-aid.

Pattern modifications:  Extended the sleeves to measure 19" and the body to measure 15"
Took me a little bit longer to knit .. . . 15 days instead of 14 but I'm still excited to have it finished to wear on these cold winter days.

Updated Photos:

Next Project:  Spoked Cardigan: from Interweave knits

Yarn:  Amazing by Lion Brand

My husband gave me 4 balls of this yarn for Christmas several years ago and I have been struggling to figure out what to do with it.  I was checking out the project pages on Ravelry and saw someone else had used this yarn to make the Spoked Cardigan.  Perfect.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Two Week Sweater

It is cold.  Minus -18 C cold . .  with a windchill. Normally this would not phase me but with 2 small children (one only 5 months old)  I don't really want to take them outside very long. . . . and when I'm inside I am craving cozy warm sweaters!  I'm trying to make myself a new, chunky knit sweater in less than 2 weeks!  Can I do it?  Let's see.

Here is the yarn: Swish Bare Bulky from Knit Picks.  I dyed it using Kool -Aid - Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade

Here is what it looks like after I dyed it!  I was going for a kettle dyed look! I love the colour.

Here is my progress after 7 days. Yoke finished, armholes on waste yarn and ready to start the waist shaping.  7 more days to finish the body and knit 2 arms. 

What's the shortest amount of time you have ever knit a sweater in?

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Back Online

I'm now on maternity leave again!!! My baby boy is now almost 5 months old.  I have been reading so many other blogs I've decided that maybe I should try posting on mine again.

Right now my textile habit involves yarn!  I've discovered that I knit and nurse at the same time so I am actually getting quite a bit of knitting done.  I've been able to able to get quite a bit of knitting done . . . with the occasional crocheting project as well.

First habit: finishing UFO's

Bubble Vest - done

En Pointe Sweater - done
UFO - so long unfinished I can't find the pattern!

Crochet owl hat for my daughter

 Second habit:  use up yarn stash given to me by my husband
My husband likes to buy yarn for me!!  Can you believe it?  He usually gives me yarn at Christmas until I had to tell him to stop because I couldn't come up with projects to use up the yarn. It was really nice yarn he bought me  . .  but only 1 or 2 skeins . . . so I'm making a push to use it all up

Third habit: try to post something on my blog once a week.