I'm really thrilled with how it turned out - the way the Beaverslide yarn softens and relaxes and blooms, following a wet blocking, is just magical. And the sweater itself is light as a feather! Ravelry Project Page Project Details: Pattern: Vita de Vie, from Pompom Spring 2018 Yarn: Beaverslide Two-Ply Sport/Sock weight in "Lemongrass",… Continue reading Vita de Vie is finished and I love it!
Look what's blocking! It's Vita de Vie! I was a little surprised that it turned out to have a v-neck - the pattern photos don't look that way, but there's no way that the instructions, as written, wouldn't yield a soft-V. My Instagram friends convinced me that the V is nice because it echoes the… Continue reading a summer of green sweaters?
I made great progress on the knitting of Vita de Vie in the last week, which meant that it was time for grafting the two halves of the sweater together, straight up the center of the front and the center of the back. I actually kind of enjoy grafting, but I've never grafted such long… Continue reading so much grafting, so much seaming!
Today is the first day since before the start of Spring Semester that I haven't had anything I *needed* to do, or anywhere I *needed* to be! What a treat! I decided to take advantage of it by getting out the sashiko mini sampler kit that I got from Miniature Rhino awhile back. I've been… Continue reading working with much pointier needles
And given the way that Vita de Vie is constructed, it looks more literally like "half a sweater" than the halfway point of any other sweater I've knit! I'm also finished with grading now! Which means I'll likely have more time for knitting (and gosh, after the busy busy semester I had, I am more… Continue reading I have half a sweater!
Today was sunny and warm, so I was able to set M's Octopus Yoke cardigan out on the deck to dry post-blocking. Then, while M played on the trampoline at her new neighbor friend's house (they live diagonally across the creek from us, so I can watch them from the deck in our backyard), I… Continue reading an almost-finished octopus yoke CARDIGAN!
It hasn't been blocked yet, but the Baa-ble hat that I mentioned in my last post is now finished! Ravelry Project Page Pattern: Baa-ble Hat Yarn: Scraps of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in "Faded Quilt", "Sap", and "Fossil", as well as an unknown but similar-weight dark grey-blue yarn (for the legs/faces) Needles: size 6 (for ribbing)… Continue reading it’s a Baa-ble hat!