blocking | christmas in july.

Despite having knit this sweater at the end of the summer (getting ahead on Christmas gifts!), I finally got around to wet blocking it this past weekend. Isn’t it a beauty? Tanis Lavallee has the best patterns; easy to follow, cool techniques, and beautiful end results. The Christmas in July sweater was no exception. IContinue reading “blocking | christmas in july.”

christmas, wip.

Literally–and figuratively! I decided to knit my nephew a Christmas in July sweater by Tanis Lavallee this July–and guess what? I’m gifting it to him for Christmas. It’s all come full circle. I decided to use up my Knit Picks Palette fingering yarn–which I have 100 hues of and is perfect for the little bitsContinue reading “christmas, wip.”

frosted alpine x 3.

This is the third Frosted Alpine hat by Tanis Lavallee that I have completed. I love this hat more than any other baby hat I’ve made because it is perfect for a newborn, a toddler, and quite frankly, I’m thinking about making the adult version for my guy. It’s so versatile and quick. I canContinue reading “frosted alpine x 3.”

schoolboy vest no. 2.

I made another School Boy vest by the incredible Tanis Lavallee for my friend r.r., who is about to have her second child. Unlike the first one I made, I decided to do the modified version with the scallop edging on the bottom and I love the way it turned out. This vest seems likeContinue reading “schoolboy vest no. 2.”

school boy vest and booties.

Some recent gifts, given to a co-worker for her first baby. This is the School Boy Vest by Tanis Lavallee, knit up using three different colorways of her gorgeous Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label Aran Weight–chris gray, lucky penny, and shadow. The baby socks were also knit using remnants of the chris gray colorway, andContinue reading “school boy vest and booties.”

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.”

decadence, 11.2012

Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label Aran Weight yarn, for the French Braid cardigan I’ll be knitting myself once the holidays are through and the two February sweaters I’ll be knitting are completed. Phew. It’s one of the most decadent yarn purchases for myself (not gifts for others!) I’ve ever made. Squeal.