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I have finally gotten under way and have started knitting the first sleeve for Timberline.  I have to say that I am really enjoying using this yarn.  It’s very soft, has great stitch definition, and will be a great layer for cold New York weather (the recipient of the sweater lives in Manhattan), I really would like to make one for Jason as well, but he’s not really a fan of cardigans.  I’ll just have to find a pullover with a nice cable pattern.

Sleeve details:

I cast on 60 stitches, worked the two braid panels on either side of the center cable pattern.  After the cuff increases, I have 84 stitches, and I will be increasing 1 stitch each side every 16 rows 9 times to end with the desired 102 stitches before working the cap shaping.

Timberline_Sleeve Cuffs

I have finally gotten under way and have started knitting the first sleeve for Timberline.  I have to say that I am really enjoying using this yarn.  

Timberline_Sleeve Cuffs I have finally gotten under way and have started knitting the first sleeve for Timberline.  I have to say that I am really enjoying using this yarn.  

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Timberline_Measurements & Sleeves

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I have received my final measurements for the Timberline Cardigan I’ll be making for Jeff:

Hip Circumference:  32″ (add 2″ ease each side to make this 36″)
Chest/Body Circumference:  41″
Body Length to Armhole:  19.5″
Armhole Depth:  11″
Sleeve Cuff:  9″
Sleeve Upper Arm:  14″
Sleeve Length from Wrist to Armhole:  21.5″
Total Sleeve Length from Wrist to Shoulder: 30.5″

I’m starting by knitting…

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I am so excited to report that we have had our first chilly day in so cal, and now I can’t stop having visions of all the cozy knits I will be making and wearing this season.  But since the next 2 months are going to be swallowed up knitting this, I think small, quick, and portable projects will be just what I need to satisfy my own cravings.

In honor of smaller projects, I’m going to start a series of Tempted Tuesday’s dedicated to them!  First up, hats of all kinds!

Bray, Rustling Leaves, Scrollwork, and Magnolia are all very appealing to me!  And what better way to bust through some of that stash?

Footpath

And I have already started a small design of my own, for which I am using a skein of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (in Camper) that I have had sitting in my stash for a very long time.  It’s my first time using this yarn, and I’m beginning to realize why it has such an appeal for knitters.  It’s got a nice rustic look to the yarn with the gentle flecks of tweed, but still manages to have a great stitch definition.  The 100% american wool is softer that I had expected, and it feels a lot nicer while being knit than just in the skein. While it’s not soft in the sense that it doesn’t feel like alpaca, it is still something I’m going to be very happy to wear on my head, and perhaps later, around my neck.

Brooklyn Tweed Shelter Long John

Now that I’ve gotten to play with this skein, I feel much better about my purchase of 9 skeins of Long Johns, out of which I one day hope to knit Amanda!  I’ve been starting at all the WIP’s taking part in the Fringe and Friends KAL (check out the instagram here).

Tempted Tuesday_Head Case

I am so excited to report that we have had our first chilly day in so cal, and now I can’t stop having visions of all the cozy knits I will be making and wearing this season.  

Tempted Tuesday_Head Case I am so excited to report that we have had our first chilly day in so cal, and now I can’t stop having visions of all the cozy knits I will be making and wearing this season.  

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Blooming

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This weekend I made quite a bit of progress on my English Roses pullover.  I managed to finish both the front and the back, get them blocked, seamed them, and finished the neckband.  I finished one sleeve, and now I have one sleeve to go, and am hoping that they are both blocking tonight!

Coming up this week:

Tubular cast on for Timberline, Manly take 2, and Man Cowl with twisted stitches.

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Timberline_Math for a Fitted Garment

Timberline_Math for a Fitted Garment

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As you may have already read, my friend Katie has asked that I knit this insanely intricately cabled cardigan for her boyfriend Jeff (by Christmas, fingers crossed), and I want to make it as perfect as possible so that he will wear it and love it, and love her for thinking of it.

We’ve gotten all the fun things out of the way.  We picked the patter, Timberline, and we picked the yarn,Shepherd…

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Check List _ September

Check List _ September

Just realized I hadn’t published this for September!

Design Submissions (waiting to hear):

  1. Harrisville Designs – Winter 2015 – due September 19
    1. Floyd (Midnight Orchid) – HD Flywheel, Canal & Birchbark
  2. Quince & Co – Call for Scarves
    1. Cremini – Quince & Co Chickadee, Chanterelle
    2. Velveteen – Quince & Co Chickadee, Malbec

Design Submissions (In Process/Waiting to go Live)

  1. Knit Picks Spring/Summer…

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Well, a very close friend of mine has asked me to knit a cardigan for her boyfriend, and of course, I couldn’t say no.  So we went yarn shopping and picked out some yarn called Stonehedge Shepherds Wool Worsted in Graphite.  From all the reviews of this yarn on Ravelry, I think we’ve picked a winner.  The yarn should be coming in the next few days, and I can start swatching!

The pattern we chose was Timberline by Jared Flood, a deliciously cabled cardigan that is going to be so much fun, and a huge challenge to knit, especially with it’s Christmas present deadline.  It will surely be down to the wire, but as always, I am up for the challenge.  I think I will take part in the Amanda KAL being hosted over at Fringe Association with this project.

An Undertaking

Well, a very close friend of mine has asked me to knit a cardigan for her boyfriend, and of course, I couldn’t say no.  

An Undertaking Well, a very close friend of mine has asked me to knit a cardigan for her boyfriend, and of course, I couldn’t say no.  

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This weekend in Long Beach, CA, there was a nice little yarn-fest called Yarnosphere, with a few vendors (mostly local yarn stores) and a lot of knitters, all walking around and enjoying their craft.

I finally got to board the YarnoverTruck which was quite fun, and I picked up some Spud & Chloe Sweater to knit Ondawa.  We’ll see when I ever get to actually start this sweater…

I had signed up for a one color brioche class, where after a few fiddly starts, I finally learned this knitting technique.  Once it was explained and showed to me, it started to make a lot more sense.  I’ve always wanted to learn brioche, but it always mystified me, the way that there were yarn overs associated with stitch.  After about an hour, it became very rhythmic, similar to a 1×1 ribbing.

At the end of the class she mentioned that she would also be teaching a two-color brioche class, so of course I jumped on the chance to learn even more.  I was nervous that it would be too much, too soon, and that I would get frustrated learning the technique.  But luckily, she went very slow, and had great explanations for everything she was showing us, and soon enough, I was knitting brioche in the round, with two colors.

I have a feeling I’ll be doing a lot of brioche in the coming months!

Coming up:
– I’ve finished my sample for Knit Now magazine (so glad it’s done, but so happy with how it turned out!)
– Need to work on the Wasa Marin test (which now that the sample is done, I can dedicate all of my time to this)
– Restarted my English Roses design (front & back are finished, now on to the sleeves!)

Yarnosphere

This weekend in Long Beach, CA, there was a nice little yarn-fest called Yarnosphere, with a few vendors (mostly local yarn stores) and a lot of knitters, all walking around and enjoying their craft.

Yarnosphere This weekend in Long Beach, CA, there was a nice little yarn-fest called Yarnosphere, with a few vendors (mostly local yarn stores) and a lot of knitters, all walking around and enjoying their craft.

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Most of you live in a place where fall has already started, and for that I am truly jealous.  I am still wearing sandals and dresses, and maybe a light jacket at night.  Each day I dream of colder weather, and a chance to actually wear the knits I spend all year making.  I’ve decided that I should be making lighter layers than can keep me warm in my cooler office, but pieces that could also transition to warm layers for fall & winter, pieces that are meant to be paired with knee high boots and winter coats.  Mohair is magic.  Anything you knit with this gentle fiber is at once light as extremely, extremely soft, and will keep you warmer than you’d ever think it could.

Make cardigans, pullovers, scarves, or hats out the warm, light fiber to help satisfy that craving for winter-weather garments, and to actually enjoy once the temp drops below 70 degrees.

Tempted Tuesday_Light as Mohair

Most of you live in a place where fall has already started, and for that I am truly jealous.  

Tempted Tuesday_Light as Mohair Most of you live in a place where fall has already started, and for that I am truly jealous.  

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Test Knit Part 1

Test Knit Part 1

I managed to finish the first part of the test knit for Meiju Knits called Wasa Marin, and I’m really enjoying using this Madelinetosh Sock, in Vermillion.  It’s such a rich berry color, and the smooth yarn really shows off the lace stitches well.

I can’t wait to watch this progress and see where it builds from here!

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And of course, I’m still trucking away on a knitted sample…2 sleeves to go and…

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