Friday, September 26, 2014

land girl cabled cardigan...

 Cables were a technique that I had convinced myself I'd never be able to do for the longest time.
(I can be such a chicken at times.)
Once I finally worked up the courage just to give them a try 
I was surprised how simple they really were!
(Well, provided you already know how to knit.)

This sweater is from my very favorite Debbie Bliss booklet "Land Girl".
I just love the 1940s English farm setting & styles.
You may remember my Land Girl Fairisle Yoke Sweater &
Robin's Egg Tweed Sweater which are also from this pattern booklet.

The yarn is Knit Picks' Palette in Clarity.
Isn't it just the most beautiful shade of pale aqua?
I'm partial to blue & I'm now particularly partial to this shade of blue! :)

The sleeves are a little bit squarish at the top 
which makes them nicely structured and VERY 40s.

Monday, September 8, 2014

recent knits...

I've heard that sweater weather is forecast for the end of this week.
It just happens to be my very favorite sort of weather. :D
I thought a post about some of my most recent knits would be appropriate!

This little number was made for a shower for a dear friend of mine.

This ballet style sweater is one of my favorites to make for little girls.

Naturally I had to make matching maryjane style booties since I had enough yarn left over!
Don't you just love this sweet bobble edging?!

Here is a recent make for myself.
The original pattern had a very low neckline so I added this rose yoke to make it more wearable.

When there's a chill in the air I can't hardly make myself put my needles down!
Even as I was waiting for these photos to upload I was clickin' away.
Here's what I've got on the needles now.
It's going to be a 40s style cardi for me. :D

Sorry for the spookiness of the pic.
It's just too dark in here I guess. :)
 I made a cowboy sweater from a vintage pattern for my nephew James' birthday.
I forgot to take a pic of it before I wrapped it.
Hopefully I can get some cute photos of him wearing it.
I'm making my nephew Jack one as well so that should make for some good photo-ops! :}