one of the pleasures of being home for a while is getting lots done—i am so much more productive in my own environment. although i always knit a lot when i’m on the road, i do eventually begin to feel starved of my other pleasure, pattern writing, which requires a certain amount of quiet alone time.
i love all the geeky attention to detail that goes into that work; i find it very soothing. and it makes me feel secure, too—the skill to organize all those details and directions into a manageable series of instructional steps feels like a very useful survival tool . . .
so yes, i’ve been running to the computer each morning to get me some of that. but also knitting—i finished my fallberry scarf
autumn is on its way.
i knit the original mitts from a skein in a different dye lot, so i’m curious now if i can get a pair of mitts from my leftovers. i had two skeins of this dyelot from which i knit the hat and the scarf.
mitts are on the needles now. technically, there is only enough yarn left to MAYBE knit the small size, but i’m ok with testing the limits. i did cut down the cuff by half a pattern repeat, just to be sure . . .
i’m also chugging away up the back of my rené cardigan—there is really just an evening or so of knitting left to do on it, but life got in the way earlier this week and set me back a bit. i’m still thinking i can finish by the weekend and get the button band on by monday . . . wish me luck
i do love to watch the way the decreases diminish and eventually eliminate a cable panel. i dunno why that entertains me so, but there you have it.
this is woolen rabbit grace, a 4-ply merino worsted in colorway scottish heather. we also have the pullover version knit up a smoky charcoal/brown mix of briar rose fourth of july. i should take a photo; i keep mentioning it but i have no picture (and no good excuse for that).
i can’t WAIT to photograph these sweaters; we’d love to get helena and kris to model them and maybe work some horse riding into the shoot. the pattern is in the last stages of proofing now and we are hoping for a mid-september release.
i’m also barreling along on my blümchen cardigan and writing up the pattern for it this week.
i blocked my front pieces on monday so i could get the most accurate gauge information and measurements from them and was pleased that they easily blocked out to the exact size i wanted.
with this stitch pattern, it’s a little easier to keep more of the motif intact throughout the decreasing and increasing. in fact, at the waist where the piece is narrowest, it’s possible to work a complete motif where two repeats used to be.
just for a while of course, until the increasing begins again.
i’ve gotten about halfway up the back of this one too
isn’t the sea pearl yarn gorgeous? this gray/lavender blend is SO my color. that chris, she sure is a genius; i can’t wait to wear this sweater. i’d love to finish this piece so i can finalize the neckband numbers by early next week. i dunno if that will happen, but if i’m a diligent knitter over the weekend, i might just pull it off.
and with that, i think i’ll go knit.
we have a couple pattern releases as well and the first will be posted friday.