Monday, February 18, 2013

WIP: February Lady Sweater the second

A few months ago I bought a sweater's worth of this:

To knit a second one of these:

Loving the yarn and the lovely easy flattering pattern.

Now if only I had more time to knit!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Podcast discovery: Knitting in Circles

I've been trying really hard on weekends lately to sit down and spend some time working on a pattern that requires a bit of attention - not TV knitting. Gotta keeps those WIPs moving! I find that a knitting podcast is a good companion, call it mood music if you will. 

I recently started watching the Knitting in Circles podcast and am on the lookout for other good current knitting content, so let me know if you have other recommendations! Some of my old standbys have stopped broadcasting (RIP Sticksandstring) and the quality and content can vary so widely. 

Knitting in Circles has a weekly broadcast schedule, which as a podcaster myself (when time permits) is frankly impressive. I don't know how Aimee and Darren keep it up, but they have good WIPs, FOs, and spinning to talk about regularly. 

Coming tomorrow the day after tomorrow - the WIP I brought out of the closet tonight, a new February Lady Sweater in Sundara yarn, so beautiful!

Friday, February 1, 2013

WIP: Bordeaux Stole

A little WIP with your FOs?

This is the Bordeaux Stole, knit in Fleece Artist Nyoni, lovely stuff. I bought, erm, 4 skeins of it, um, at 820 yards each (??!) on sale at a yarn store down in Annapolis Valley, NS, a couple of years ago. It's a lovely periodot, which is my birthstone colour, so I was really doomed as soon as I saw it, let's be honest.

The stole is knit in 2 halves, and the first one is more than good to go, given I used more than a skein so far, and the second half, well, I have nearly finished the charts. And then it's smooth sailing. So sometime around spring time when the grass matches I should have a lovely warm shoulder covering blanket sort of wrap thing.