scatter.

After starting this at the beginning of November and abandoning it to holiday knitting, I picked it back up last week and finished. Scatter is an Icelandic fair isle sweater, featuring a nice bleeding color pattern. It was easy to follow, minus all the errors for the sleeve charts, but because its “scattered” color work,Continue reading “scatter.”

norway / love.

I’m not big on Valentine’s Day for the romantic aspect. I could care less about roses and candlelight dinners and expectations. I’m more throw me a mini box of chocolates like this favorite and make all the cute Valentine’s things. It’s really about the making, isn’t it? First up, of course, is a hearts hatContinue reading “norway / love.”

wearing willard.

I wore Willard last week and got loads of compliments. The fit is perfect. I like my sweaters to usually have about +2 inches of ease, and this hits the target mark. I seem to only get the best fit when I’m knitting a top down raglan sweater. Bottom up ones are often too longContinue reading “wearing willard.”

finished willard.

I finally finished my Willard pullover by Hannah Fettig. It shouldn’t have taken since the end of November because it was a simple top down with a bit of color work at the yoke. Alas, holiday knitting got in the way. This sweater is beautiful finished. It is everything I hoped it would be when IContinue reading “finished willard.”

favorites.

These are some of the things I’m obsessing over in my maker world, right now. From top left to right: local wool roving about to become thrums for some mittens like these ; mini sketchbooks in bright colors by clairefontaine ; cheeky rubber stamps for letters, stickers, and homemade wrapping papers ; paper thin stitchContinue reading “favorites.”

scattered.

Here is the bottom of the body of my Scatter pullover, knit in Istex Alafoss Lopi, which is definitely really scratchy but heavy and lovely in my opinion. I’m using the black heather and indigo colorways. I’ve knit one sleeve, too. This weekend I will finish the second sleeve, join the sleeves to the body, andContinue reading “scattered.”