February 25, 2013

Snowstorm Sweater

Just before the blizzard of 2013 hit, Webs had a sale on discontinued colors of Cascade 220.  So, my daughter picked out a color and a pattern - Bedford by Michele Wang.  The mailman made it in on a snowy Friday and I set to work.  I knit this in a day over 2 weeks - 2 snowstorms and a mini snow event for the finishing work...hence, Snowstorm Sweater.

As you can see, she loves it and is wearing it to school today!

While I was finishing this, she asked if she could start knitting.  Of course!  More on that in my next post.

February 14, 2013

Makes My Heart Beat Fast

Remember last year when I met Kate Gilbert's aunt?  Well, she's a dear and I saw her at church last month when we visited for an ordination.  She told me she had a bag of yarn for me that Kate had given her and she wanted to give to me.

Well, I can't refuse yarn and I must admit having yarn that Kate touched, knit with, was inspired by...well, it makes my heart beat fast.

The bag was no small bag - in fact it was huge!

I dumped it out on my bed and of course I had to sort it.

Blues, purples, greens

neutrals and greens

Reds, browns, greys

It is almost overwhelming - I'm envisioning some color work or a linen stitch scrappy scarf.  I want to be brilliant with it as it was once knit with by Kate Gilbert!  Oh, I do hope I can meet her via her lovely aunt.  I think I should knit something for the aunt, right?

February 5, 2013

Warmest of Warristons

I started this sweater, Warriston, on January 15th and finished it today.  I immediately put it on - no need to block and have decided it's the warmest sweater I've ever made.  I LOVE this pattern - knit seamlessly out of Cascade Eco +.  It took just under 3 skeins - Webs is having a sale on the yarn so I've purchased more and will be making a hot pink one next.

If I look a little worried, the photographer was grumpy and I'm trying to figure out why.
The pocket construction was fascinating!