I swear I’ve been knitting

I haven’t been knitting a lot, but I have been knitting (despite playing around on Ravelry). For a while there, I was knitting Blaze. I’m still knitting it, but it’s not quite the portable project. The pattern is fairly simple, even though it looks complicated. If you’re comfortable with cables, this project is a breeze.

WIP - Knitty - Blaze

I was kind of worried at one point when I saw how bright this green color was in sunlight. Like, blindingly pea green. Indoors, the color isn’t so bad. I still like the pattern and Cascade Indulgence is so warm.

I’m staying with the green theme this summer. I’m not a huge fan of bright green, but I love the yarn from the last Yarntini sock club package.

Penllyn Socks

I think the Penllyn sock pattern from Wildhorse Farm Designs shows off the colors nicely and yet you can still see the pattern. A male coworker referred to them as “alien socks”. I have a feeling it was more of a comeback to what I just said to him: “[Female coworker I hang out with] went home early, so you’ll have to be my girlfriend for the rest of today. OK? Thanks!”


Interweave Knits (Fall 2003)

I finally decided to get working on the CafĂ© Bastille sweater from the cover of the Fall 2003 issue of Interweave Knits. The pattern calls for Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky, which is 85% wool & 15% mohair. I bought the yarn a few months back from Webs, so it was taking up space in my stash.

I orginally purchased 8 skeins of Tahiti Teal (M-47). I’m making this sweater for my boyfriend, so after checking the finished size measurements, I decided to make it one size larger than I had orginally planned. I contacted customer service & luckily, they still had one skein left from the same dyelot. In the meantime, I started the left sleeve. I was going to start with the body, but the sleeve seemed so much easier. I figured it would be a good incentive to finish the body later. I was going to work on both sleeves at the same time, but then decided at the last minute to work on one at a time. The yarn is easy to work with and knits up quick. I’m using a size 11US Addi Turbo and the stitches are flying off the needles! I started the left sleeve one night last week and picked it up again the following evening. By the end of the second evening, the left sleeve was done.

Currently, I’m working on the right sleeve, which is almost done, as well.

The body is knit mostly in the round, up until the armholes. At that point, you work the front and back independently. The cable pattern (repeated on the front and back) on the body is a little more complicated. The combination of the Addis and yarn will make it go by faster. This should be a quick knit and I should be able to give this for Christmas.

Making some progress on the boyfriend sweater

I’m slowly but surely starting up on the Classic Wavy Cable sweater. Here is what I have so far of the front:

It’s hard to get a good picture of the detail since the sweater is a dark navy blue. I increased the flash intensity so some detail is visible. I ordered the extra long cords (40″ & 52″) from Denise. I’m working the sweater on size 8 Denise needles with the 40″ cords. It’s current 33cm & will be approxmiately 63cm before I work on the neckline. Hopefully, I’ll get it done by Christmas!