babyStripes!, designing, garter rib cardigan


Thanks so much for all of your wonderful comments on my last post – I could not be more delighted with the reception the pattern is getting and I’m still just so excited to have been a part of Wool People.

Apparently that excitement has led to a raging case of startitis, though – I’ve got two new projects on the needles as of today. Ok, ok, so two new projects might not really count as a “raging” case of startitis, but as someone who has tended to be fairly monogamous with her knitting projects in recent years, it sure feels like a lot!

The first thing I cast on for is Kirsten Kapur’s Abby’s Blanket, in a light bright green shade of Cascade 220 Superwash:

blanket beginnings

I’m calling it “Munchkin’s Blanket”, and plan to edge the blanket in a slightly darker shade of bright green Cascade 220 Superwash. I’m really enjoying this knit so far!

As for the next project, I got an idea in my head this morning that I needed to knit myself a second Garter Rib cardigan, this time hip-length, with pockets. This isn’t totally crazy, mind you, because while it is roasting hot now, it will get cold soon enough, and I will still be pregnant when it does, and therefore cardigans are a very necessary wardrobe item. It didn’t take long to go from idea to cast on:

well that didn't take long.

The yarn is Cascade Eco+ in Summer Sky Heather, and it is AMAZEBALL. It is seriously the most perfect heathered blue – I can’t wait to wear this sweater and I only just started it a couple of hours ago! I’m following my own mostly-written pattern as I knit, and am hoping that doing so will give me the kick in the pants that I need to actually FINISH that pattern so that y’all can knit your own!

Fear not, though, I have not stopped working on the other project I had on the needles…babyStripes! has one sleeve already:


I’ve got a mostly-written pattern for babyStripes!, too, just waiting to have some numbers and details filled in as I finish up the prototype. Hooray, progress!

4 thoughts on “beginnings”

  1. Oh my! The lace on that blanket is breathtaking! (I just came back from the link.) I knew I subscribed to your blog for a reason. Although I’ve been concentrating on my writing skills lately, just the other day I began to long for yarn and a new project. This post, and your beautiful photography, has intensified that desire. I need to go search my stash for something special tucked away for the rainy day, and see what I can do. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Hi, Whitney, I’ve been following your blog for a while, and I am so happy for you and your husband. I can’t wait to see what all your projects will look like when they are done. Especially the Munchkin. I guess this means we won’t be seeing you in orchestra for this season!

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