Saturday, December 20, 2014
The Winter Solstice is upon us! Time to whip out the chunky sweaters, except I have not made a single sweater yet. It took me a while to get inspired, after some searching I planned out a few projects I hope to tackle this winter. I'm still totally obsessed with Kim Hargreaves, Twinkle by Wenlan Chia, and Rowan as evidenced by my knitting picks.
Amber-Lisa Richardson / Egle-Rowan / Twinkle Millbrook Sweater / Ranch- Rowan / Moss Tunic- Rowan / Stormy Weather Blanket / Beauty- Kim Hargreaves / High Slit Cable Dress /
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
I have been dreaming of knitting a Russian coat ever since I saw the Kenzo A/W 2009 collection by Antonio Marrass.
There is only one problem I don't know how to knit intarsia or fair isle. It always seemed so intimidating, especially, since I'm partial to simple patterns. I'll admit, I don't like to think very much when I'm knitting. Here recently I've become bored with my knitting projects so it's time to try something completely different. I came back to my longing for a Russian coat. I decided it's going down this winter! I already have a pattern for a Russian coat from Rowan Magazine 48. Now it's time to decide on the yarn.
While I love 100% percent wool yarn, using wool yarn will make this coat extremely heavy. I'm planning on using Herrschners Worsted 8 acrylic yarn. Once I order the yarn, it's showtime! I'll post updates on the progress.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Several years later I am still not over Rowan 48. I literally still look through this book and gasp! The patterns are all so gorgeous. So I decided to make the Wanderer scarf for the fall. I already started, and it’s coming along quite nicely. I was a bit intimidated by the pattern before initially, but it’s actually uncomplicated to knit.
Thursday, June 5, 2014
I'm really having a metallic moment right now. It's fitting since summer is the perfect season to break out bronze and gold everything. Im currently working on this open weave sweater with metallic yarn. It almost finished, and when I say almost, I mean 15 more rows left on the sleeve. For a knitter you know how exciting it is when you can see the finish line. Now the next task is to find the perfect occasion to premier my new sweater.