I’ve been knitting even if I haven’t been talking about it. Weird I know but that’s just how things have been. I’ve either been on a deadline, exhausted by technical number crunching questions from my testers, or focused on farm stuff. I still knit though and here is some proof.
I knit a second Strigose Shawl to test my pattern before it went to testers. This is actually out of sport weight yarn and came out quite large. I like the contrast though.
I like how it came out but I’m not sure how often I’ll wear a shawll this big.
And of course I love love love the loops! Look, you can wear it as a scarf and make it secure with out a shawl pin. Neat right?
Then there is this shawl I started in the ER when I was sure I’d broken my ankle. It was a fast easy knit and blocked out HUGE.
I’m going to offer this as a free pattern since it’s so easy.
I also knit this hat for my friend Corey who’s a pretty funny guy. That’s his logo.
And because I’m a little bit insane sometimes I made it in double knit so that it’s reversable. This was actually my first double knitting experience and it was kinda fun.
I also knit my cousin this cardigan. It’s the Chloe Cardigan (you can find it on my ravelry page) and frankly, I’ll be honest…I wasn’t convinced by this knit up until the point it was finished. It’s knit in two rectangles, then seamed together in the back and folded over for the arms. At everyh single point in knitting this sweater I would try it on and frown while thinking “I just don’t know.” It wasn’t until I had knit both cuffs that I finally GOT it. See, I’m not a slouchy sweater person. I don’t have time to mess with making sure my sweater says closed or on my shoulders. I’m not stylish enough to DO that. So when I was knitting this and the pictures were all slouchy I was unconvinced of the sweater.
The cuffs lock it into place. They are just tight enough that this sweater stays put. I don’t know how and I don’t know why but it works. I almost didn’t put them on because the sleeves seemed long enough but at the last minute I was like “ah screw it” and did. Thank god I did!
And because I can’t resist adding something crazy in…here are my leaping sheep.