Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fill in the blanks with Luvinthemommyhood

This is a little game being played over at Luvinthemommyhood. If you would like to play along all you have to do is copy & paste the following questions into your own blog post and change the words i have " " and bolded to your own answer.  When you have finished your post, link up your blog post at Luvinthemommyhood's blog in the comments section and that way we can all learn about each other :)

Here are my answers:

* i'm longing to make "beef stew" right now.

* i want to try "knitting" with some "brooklyn tweed" yarn.

* i wish i could sew with "moda" fabric.

* i dream of making "a comfy afgan for my couch".

* i keep track of my ideas by "writing them in notebooks".

* i'm inspired by "nature and pinterest".

* i would love to meet "Shannon from Luvinthemommyhood and Rebecca from Nook" in person.

* my favorite fiber is "wool".

* i like to sew with "cotton".

* my favorite color is "anything fall colored".

* i rock at "making baby hats".

* i would like to learn how to make "clothing for my daughter".

* i like to listen to "music" while i "sew".

* i bring my "knitting" everywhere.

* my favorite thing to "knit" is "baby clothes".

* my favorite thing to "cook" is "spaghetti sauce".

* my crafting space is "never organized". Much to the dislike of my hubby :)

* if i had my own crafting room it would be "tidy and organized with a bulletin board wall to pin up all my ideas".

* i sew with "a singer".

* i like to "research" "new patterns".

* i can never get enough "knitting books/mags".

* i adore "knitting".

* i also enjoy "sewing" and "painting".

* i like to fill my shelves with "fabric, yarn and books".

* i create the best when i'm "at home in my pj's".

* i am currently excited for "brooklyn tweeds new fall collection".

* right now i am "working on a sweater for myself".

* i love to watch "jane austen movies" while creating.

* my guilty pleasure when it comes to creating is "yarn shopping".

* my current favorite music crush to listen to while creating is "country music".

I hope you enjoyed the game

Happy creating

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Work in Progress Wednesday

I am currently trying to finish up my works in progress; here is the one I am currently trying to finish,

Pattern: Guernsey Wrap by Jared Flood
Yarn: Creative Focus Superwash (discontinued)
Project Link

This pattern is very well written and easy to follow. I love the simple stitch patterns created by the knit and purl stitches. I cannot wait to get it finished so I can wear it this fall :)

I am also working on my Summer Sweater KAL project for my little Mila but that is in another post.

- A

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Mila's Babe Pullover

Yet another sweater for my little girl :) The pattern was easy and straightforward. I found that it was tight working on a circular needle but not too bad. For the collar I used the magic loop method. The lace pattern was easy to follow but I found that I should have maybe gone up a needle size for that section the give a looser look. I was also unable to get my YOs to look similar. I also found that it knit up slightly small even though I got the correct gauge. See project notes for more details.

Pattern: Sibella Babe Pullover
Yarn: Indigo Moon Organic Merino Wool
Project Link

- A

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Grey Mist Cardigan

Finally finally finally!

I have finally finished my summer knit along sweater from last years knit along! Last blogged about here.

Pattern: Calligraphy Cardigan
Yarn: Rowan Felted Tweed DK

Sorry that these photos are slightly blurry. I am pretty happy with this sweater as it was my first adult sized piece. After blocking and putting the buttons on I found that the fabric is slightly too loose for the weight of the buttons and cause the button band and collar to droop slightly. If I were to knit this again I would use a heavier yarn and possibly add pockets. I would also do long sleeves as shown in the pattern; my short sleeves work well with the light weight fabric made by the rowan yarn. A perfect fall/spring sweater.

 - A