f.o. | stripes.

My modified Tea with Jam and Bread by Heidi Kirrmaier is finished and it fits like a dream. I’m really pleased with the finished product and feel like this will be one of the well worn additions to my wardrobe. Here’s how I did it: I love the neckline of this pattern, so I usedContinue reading “f.o. | stripes.”

finish line | striped tweed.

This sweater was such a fast knit. A modified Tea with Jam and Bread in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter cast iron and fossil. I did a split hem at the bottom and I finished the sleeves last night, so all it needs is a good blocking. Finished snaps soon. What are you making this fall forContinue reading “finish line | striped tweed.”

wear | merrifield sweater.

I finished my Merrifield Sweater by Pam Allen back in May, and today is the first time I’m actually wearing it out in the world (to my job). I’m loving the fit, which is unusual for me–usually, I never wear my hand knit sweaters because the sleeves are too long, or too short, or theContinue reading “wear | merrifield sweater.”

wip | striped.

I decided I wanted to make myself a basic charcoal and white striped sweater. I’ve made a version of the Tea and Jam and Bread sweater before, loved the fit but ultimately gifted it to my mum, and decided I wanted a version for myself. The thing I love about this sweater is it canContinue reading “wip | striped.”

f.o. | camilla babe.

I have been wanting to knit a Camilla Babe by Carrie Bostick Hoge for awhile now–but everyone I would knit for with child had boys or live in deserts, and while I’m very much anti gender specific colors or clothes, this feather and fan lace detail on the front, no matter in what yarn, felt too feminineContinue reading “f.o. | camilla babe.”

fair isle, in progress.

Here’s progress on my First Fair Isle Sweater by yu co, featured in Amirisu magazine. I actually had to rip a few rows back because I forgot to change my background color to the cast iron, and I want to follow the fair isle pattern as written. This is the project I’m working on forContinue reading “fair isle, in progress.”

rook pullover, in progress.

Here is a quick shot of my Rook Pullover by Kyoko Nakoyoshi right after I divided the body and sleeves. Paying attention during the increasing section and flipping between the sleeve and body charts was a pain since I read patterns on my phone, but it wasn’t a challenging pattern to understand, despite looking so!Continue reading “rook pullover, in progress.”

forester soak.

Easily one of the quickest sweaters I’ve knit in awhile, the Forester by Michele Wang was a dream project. I loved the top down construction that had you halt working the body to knit both sleeves before finishing. The thought of not having sleeves to knit after the body was complete was so empowering, IContinue reading “forester soak.”

striped.

I decided I need a comfy orange and greenish striped sweater as temperatures in Boston chill. I’m using Tea with Jam and Bread as my base because I’ve made it before and I loved the way it fit. This time around, though, I’m doing 2 inches of striping in contrasting colors throughout the whole ofContinue reading “striped.”

progress.

This is my Transmute pullover, which I have been working on since March. It’s my only knitting project these days. I’ve been more concentrated on getting my new home in order, doing DIY projects to furniture and other antiques, and working on smaller scale projects like cross stitch, then my usual mainstay: knitting. Lately, I’veContinue reading “progress.”

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.”

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.”