f.o.: western rose pullover.

Can I just wax poetic on how genius designer extraordinaire Thea Colman is. This Western Rose pullover was a dream to knit, start to finish. I’d definitely like to knit it again, and also use it’s general shape for other sweaters, as the fit is bomb (minus the way too long sleeves for my shortContinue reading “f.o.: western rose pullover.”

f.o.: birch pullover.

I had a few starts and stops with the color work on my Birch pullover because I didn’t check for errata online since I had a print version of the pattern in a book. It definitely gives me pause about buying any kind of knitting book in the future. And digital patterns are easier anyway–canContinue reading “f.o.: birch pullover.”

f.o.: birch pullover.

This Birch by Pam Allen was so fast (despite some hiccups with the color work which I will discuss). I’ve been wanting to knit it for years but for some reason never cast on. I had a gift card so I bought the Quince and Co Owl Tweet (soot for the main) and Quince andContinue reading “f.o.: birch pullover.”

f.o. : (heavily modified) jupiter crop.

This is my heavily modified Jupiter Crop by Caitlin Hunter. I didn’t want it cropped and I definitely didn’t want it short sleeved (I mean, I just find that to be impractical in New England and if I’m going to the trouble to knit a sweater well… then I’d like to maximize the amount ofContinue reading “f.o. : (heavily modified) jupiter crop.”

f.o. : ardenwald.

I knit this Ardenwald Hat by Jared Flood in Brooklyn Tweed Arbor back this winter for my colleague. I was really pleased with this knit; plenty of interest but easy to memorize the cable pattern and the stitch definition in this fiber is gorgeous. It’s so soft, but keeps nice shape, and looks great onContinue reading “f.o. : ardenwald.”

f.o. : morchella.

The Morchella Cardigan by Whitney Hayward was on my list for awhile and I bought the gorgeous Harrisville Shear yarn back in the winter with this exact project in mind. And then I didn’t knit, for awhile. Finally, this May, I cast on. I couldn’t be happier with how this one turned out. The ShearContinue reading “f.o. : morchella.”

f.o. : weekender sweater.

Andrea Mowry’s Weekender sweater had been on my list to knit for awhile, and I finally got around to it this winter/spring at the start of the pandemic. Everything about this sweater was a joy to knit up–I loved the construction details and it was mindless enough for my distracted mind with just the rightContinue reading “f.o. : weekender sweater.”

f.o. : rug sweater.

I really loved knitting this Junko Okamoto sweater Rug, even if it came out like a giant blanket sweater thing because it grew beyond belief with blocking even though I did a guage swatch. I ended up shrinking it down a bit in the dryer but I do love the oversized look of it. DefinitelyContinue reading “f.o. : rug sweater.”

f.o.: ursa sweater.

I’ve had Ursa by Jacqueline Cieslak in my queue for awhile now and finally decided to cast on at the beginning of March. Since this one is knit up in a bulky weight yarn, it goes really quickly. I decided to follow one of Jacqueline’s sample versions and use Quince and Co. Puffin in theContinue reading “f.o.: ursa sweater.”

f.o.: carrowkeel sweater.

I love this sweater. This is one of the first non-baby sweaters that I have made which has a ton of seaming; I was really nervous about my patience with creating clean, invisible seams, as well as my ability to make sure it fit well at the shoulders without puckering. And I have to say…Continue reading “f.o.: carrowkeel sweater.”

f.o.: doc’s vday socks.

Every year, I make doc socks for Valentines. I’m not big on the holiday–I prefer gifting everyone I love small hand makes (cookies, cards, socks, hats); it’s not about romance for me, it’s about giving and being sweet on everyone you care about. That’s how it always was in my family; my mum cooked aContinue reading “f.o.: doc’s vday socks.”