western sunsets.

Here are two versions of the Western Sunset hat I knit up this month. The first one is amazing blacks and oranges and reds, and its perfect. The second I made to match my blue jacket but it doesn’t have the same power as the first version; color choice in fair isle knitting is suchContinue reading “western sunsets.”

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.”

navona, revisited.

I knit this Navona Cardigan at least two years ago and when I decided to wear it the other day to work, I realized it was just the second time I’ve sported this finished garment. Knit up using Madelinetosh Merino Lite, I didn’t love the finished product for some reason, but given to its hangerContinue reading “navona, revisited.”

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.”

madelinetosh addict, 6.15

I never used to knit with it because its price tag intimidated me. Now, I can’t imagine ever not knitting with some Madelinetosh. It’s so gorgeous I just want to smother myself in its beauty. These are 3 skeins of Madelinetosh Merino Light for a new sweater project in the Antique Lace and Betine colorways.Continue reading “madelinetosh addict, 6.15”