knitting | scrappy flax sweaters.

My sister in law loves a matching outfit on her three boys. I usually knit them all the same pattern and add personal flair for each of them (my oldest nephew, Tyler, loves yellows and greens; my middle nephew, Ryan, likes pink and orange; and my youngest nephew, Grant, likes anything you put on himContinue reading “knitting | scrappy flax sweaters.”

knit | scrappy sweaters.

I always have a ton of odds and ends from various projects–little bits of really nice yarns that I can’t bear to throw out and don’t know what to do with because the leftovers aren’t quite enough for a hat or other small accessory. I decided to use all my fancy bits of Madelinetosh ToshContinue reading “knit | scrappy sweaters.”

f.o. | season pass.

This is the Plucky Knitter Season Pass hat I knit for my sister in law this past holiday. I really wanted to stick closely to one of the color stories presented in the original pattern because I thought the intended wearer would appreciate it based on her style and dress. This was yet another entirelyContinue reading “f.o. | season pass.”

end of may.

I finished my heavily modified End of May mittens and gifted them to my sister in law for Christmas this year. I am so excited about the fit and look of these that I have to make myself a pair in different colors. For these mittens, I used Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in the espadrilles colorwayContinue reading “end of may.”

diamonds.

I’m so excited about the first one of these mittens came out. I decided to modify the End of May mittens (I’ve made them before) to be a repeat of the diamond pattern meant for the undersides. And I thought using the new speckled Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in the Holi Festival colorway would be thatContinue reading “diamonds.”

striped tosh.

It was chilly enough here in Boston today to wear my Ladies Striped Raglan sweater designed by Jane Richmond. You may remember I finished it last summer–but I believe this is only the second time I’ve worn it. The espadrilles shocking pink is really perfect for spring and summer and is making me want toContinue reading “striped tosh.”

striped raglan.

I finished this basic top down striped raglan by Jane Richmond in August and am finally snapping some photos of it. I have yet to wear it, but love the fit. Some modifications I made: the striping sequence is 14 rows in the main color and 3 rows in the contrasting, no waist shaping forContinue reading “striped raglan.”

striped pullover.

For some reason, I never actually, in all my years of knitting, have made a really simple, straight forward, top down raglan sweater in stockinette. I’ve started a million; never finished, frogged, and started something different, favoring sleeve details or fair isle motifs or cardigans. Until now. Using Jane Richmond’s Ladies Classic Raglan Sweater, IContinue reading “striped pullover.”

stash & plotting.

There’s nothing better than a yarn delivery. Last week, I received three amazing skeins of Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label Aran in the chris gray, lucky penny, and shadow colorways for some baby gifts. This yarn is so gorgeous it might be my new favorite, even though I used it to knit my French BraidContinue reading “stash & plotting.”