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‘Tis the season to knit

Posted on: October 27, 2007

Sweaters!!  Can you believe it?  I’m actually posting again and I have pictures!

First the knitting:

For my son I’m knitting the Accordion pattern from Knitty.com.  He wanted stripes on the sleeves so striped they are.  We’ll also be adding a hood instead of a collar.  I’m using a combination of yarns, the dark brown is Patons Classic Merino and all the other fall colors are Vanna’s Choice by Lionbrand.  As a confirmed yarn snob I surprised myself by not minding this yarn.  It’s not bad as far as acrylics go.  Anyway the body will get cast on this weekend.

Teddy's Accordion...the sleeves before finish work

For myself we have two sweater projects.  The Aran Accent Vest hasn’t seen much action lately but I’m still hoping to get it done in time for the holidays.  I’m really enjoying the process.

Aran Accent Vest..a

What has been getting the most of my attention lately is Mr. Greenjeans from the fall Knitty.   I went with some Patons Classic Merino on sale at $4 a ball in the Palais colorway.  It was zipping along till I got the cabled portion and now it’s lagging a bit.  But it will be completed very soon!

Mr. Greenjeans

I’ve also made myself a Calorimetry from some of my handspun.  I’m in love with this pattern and plan on making almost a dozen as gifts in the next few weeks.

Calorimetry..d

I’ve worked on my lace scarf as well, it’s growing slowly but surely.  Wish I knew how long it’s going to be when blocked so I know when to stop!  I’m planning on making a pair of Wine & Roses Mitts (Interweave Knits) from the rest of the yarn.

Feather & Fan scarf half done

I found some yummy Patons Rumor to coordinate with the scarf and a short hour later, I had a new hat.  I’m still looking for a pretty vintage pin and some velvet ribbon to trim it up.

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Rumor Cloche

I joined a KAL for wristwarmers and these are my first contribution.  I designed them but don’t really plan on writing out a pattern.  The hands are crocheted with a double strand of KnitPicks Gloss and the cuff with Patons SWS in Natural Plum.  Now I get to rip back the ribbed cuff on the second one to make it match the first one.

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Soooooo, as you can see I’ve been very busy.  Next time I’ll share a sock story and share some of my new goodies with ya.  And vacation pics too!  Then…. Then comes the spinning. 🙂

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8 Responses to "‘Tis the season to knit"

Wow,you are busy knitting,you knit so lovely and neatly.:)

So glad to see you posting – I’ve really missed you!

Eeee! Good to see that you haven’t just been working in your blog absences ;D lots and lots of fabby knitting! The colours are all so autumnal too – all the reds and rusts and browns across the page looks like falling leaves.

So good to see you back – I love all your projects! The crocheted mitts are beautiful – I have never seen mitts like that before and you did a great job designing them! =)

You’ve been busy, girl!
I like everything, but the wristwarmers, i like the last photo better. Not too extravangant for me!
What a big word, yeh?

Lots of lovely projects to keep you busy!

wow! you have been knitting up a storm! I love the colour of Accordion. Thanks for the heads up about Calorimetry and the fingerless glove KAL. Very productive post.

Rebecca this is not the time to stop blogging! Are you lost in the Ravelry pages?

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