I’ve been so busy with all things quilting, that it has been quite a while since I’ve shown any of my knitting projects. I was really surprised by how many people I met at market that commented on my knitting. I really thought you were all here for the quilting posts! I guess that means I could probably post about knitting more often . . . . . that is, if I get something that turns out well enough to show.
Back in March, I finished this little hat for my newest nephew..
I don’t have a picture of him wearing it, as I intended it to be for next winter. Here are the Ravelry details. (For those of you who aren’t members of Ravelry, I heard that you can look at project now, even if you aren’t a member. I’m not sure how it works though.)
In April, I finished this vest, called Star Crossed Love. I’m not usually a vest girl, but that was what I ended up with. I initially bought enough yarn for a compete sweater, but this yarn was so off gauge, that I had to hold the yarn double to get the gauge that was listed on the yarn packaging. The yarn is Queensland Rustic Tweed. I have used a couple of their other yarns too. The others weren’t quite as off for gauge, but I like my knitting a lot tighter than what their labeler (?) does. (I find the same thing with anything ordered from Knit Picks also).
The Ravelry details here.
Even though I wasn’t thrilled with the gauge on the yarn, it really is a pretty color and I love the tweediness (is that a word?)
In May I finished Aidez, a pattern that I just love. I don’t have very good pictures of it, but this was a fun knit and really, Really quick, for being a full sweater.
This last one is my favorite project that I’ve made in quite a while. However, it was not a quick knit. I knew that going into it, but I think it’s worth. I started it back in February on vacation and just finished getting the zipper into it. It’s called Vivian.
You may have heard once or twice that I adore cables. In fact, cables rank right up there with chocolate, Diet Coke, audio books, and sunsets. They don’t rank quite as high as nieces and nephews, the ocean, and quilt fabric, but still. This project is perfect for cable lovers.
It’s designed by the talented Ysolda Teague.
I love how the cables going up the arms continue up and around the hood.
The yarn is an older one, but you might still find it on Ebay, etc. It’s Cambridge by Classic Elite and it’s a cotton wool blend.
I had a really hard time finding a zipper for this. I purchased a metal zipper with fabric on either side. They I dyed that fabric to match the sweater. It doesn’t match very well, but it’s better than a white zipper. I always have a little trouble getting my zippers to lay flat. Does anyone have any suggestions for me? It’s looks flat when I pin it to the sweater, but then after I sew it in, it looks wavy. It looks less wavy when I’m wearing it, but I can still see it . . . .
You can find the Ravelry details here.
Well, I’m off to work. Have a great weekend!
PS – Check out this blog - They are having a give-away with my Artful Home fabric! – Plus there is a little interview about how I create my fabrics.