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Wednesday, January 7, 2015
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.