Describing something that has been hand knit a “finished object” seems a bit irresponsible and slightly disrespectful of something that someone has made with their own two hands. I hear by dub thee, Objects of Affection! I think that describes things much nicer.
My friend Paula finished her 2nd Rockefeller by Stephen West….and I tweeted about it and directed it at Mr. West and sure enough, he favored the tweet. High praise as he is a tough guy to get to acknowledge a tweet. Think of all that he gets, it must be crazy pants.
Paula used Yankee Sole II in Sherwood Forest and Ink! A show stopper for sure!!
Next up is the lovely Ms. Cindy and her beautiful Leftie my Martina Behm. Cindy also chose Yankee Sole II for this sassy knit. I also tweet this and it got some love from its sweet designer. I love how Cindy styled her lovely hand knit!!
I couldn’t be more thrilled!!
PS: I finished the Mystery and it needs a bath, blocking and a photo shoot and then there will be a blog post.
I hope that you all are well!
Viajante is a Portuguese word for “traveller”, and a hot pattern on Ravelry right now.
I wasn’t sure how I felt about it when it came out and pretty much had dismissed it as a “not for me” pattern. But then some of my knitting friends were getting jazzed about it and I waited. I waited for people to finish the project and post some pictures. The pictures were pretty, and I was already smitten about the yarn chosen by the designer, Martina Behm. I was starting to weaken. I looked at the pattern notes of others and noted the needle size and dismissed it again because of my hand issue. But I went ahead and obtained my prized Wollmeise Lace-Garn for it in a colorway called Amethyst Light. I may have failed to mention that this is done in 1700 yards of lace weight yarn…..insert your cringing face here! I also failed to mentions that it’s knit for a bit on a 2.75 US (3 mm) needle and then the majority is knit on a size #4 US needle.
I have the pattern, the yarn and the needles right here beside me as I type this. It looks so crazy, but it would be a great public and television knitting project.
I think it will stay on the back burner for a bit. My hand just can’t hold that small of a needle right now and I am making progress and would rather not have a setback now.
Getting my knitting love is my Vitamin D cardigan and I am happily knitting away on it. This is my first top down sweater and I love that I can try it on as I go.I am using my yarn again, this time I am using my Yankee Tweed in the Wine colorway on Signature needles US #5 and I am loving it. I just might be monogamous with this project. Here is a sneak peek….
Vitamin D Cardigan by
Please excuse the picture. It is a grey and rainy day and I had to use the flash.
I had planned on hitting the dye pots today, but I much prefer to dye in natural light and today is so gloomy out. So change in plans. I am going to clean up the kitchen and tidy some other neglected areas and then sit and catch up with the rest of the world with Downton Abbey. A friend lent my Seasons 1 and 2 and I have been itching to watch.
Have a wonderful day and I hope the sun is shining where you are!
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