A belated post

A belated post

Knitting
Disclaimer :: this was written back in June but failed to be send out into the world.  The sentiments are still valid, so thought I would post it, even if several months out of date. Is there anything more conflicted (or sad) than a maker without access to making?  It makes for bouts of wistfulness. Adds to the ever present restlessness in my soul. Making grounds me. Energizes me. Is me. Without the making, do I exist? Yes, is the obvious answer, but maybe not completely. Maybe I'm just being stubborn. Petulant, even. There is so much I can do electronically.  I have tons of designs to create, to edit, improve, or to re-imagine. New techniques to share, and tutorials to record.  But somehow, I am unmotivated.  Seems I need…
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GreyScape, another sock weight jumper in progress.

GreyScape, another sock weight jumper in progress.

Knitting, Uncategorized
Not So Crazy GreyScape, in progress What's on the needles just now? This. Another sock weight jumper, of course. I wear these all the time! This is based on the Not So Crazy Stripes  pullover by the talented Alfa Knits. I've made two already and find that they fit very well. I don't usually buy sweater quantities of yarn, opting rather for 50 or 100 g of a colour at any given time. Luckily, when you love certain shades there is a good chance that you can cobble together a garment quantity with only a few additions.  This is one of the ramdom palettes that was almost enough. Twelvehundred (1200) metres or three balls of sock yarn is enough for a 3/4 to long sleeve version for me.  Size 34/36.…
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Garri jumper in Alafoss and Lettlopi

Garri jumper in Alafoss and Lettlopi

Knitting
An Iceladic Lopi Jumper; for my Love. After being away for almost a decade, our resistance to the extreme temperatures of Winnipeg has apparenetly diminished, a bit.Time for a Lopi jumper. My love, has particular tastes when it comes to clothing. Plain and dark colours, are usually preferred.  To my great surprise, when he saw this  pattern,  Garri, designed by Védís Jónsdóttir, as I was combing Ravelry for bulky stranded knits, he said 'I would wear that'. Well, that is all the encouragement I needed!I chose almost identical colours to the model, they're his favourites, anyways. It was a super quick knit, only took me about 11 days.  I could have had this done in a week,  but there were a couple of hiccoughs when it came to the placket, as written,…
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Paper Hearts Chart is available!

Paper Hearts Chart is available!

Knitting
The Chart for my Paper Hearts version of the Paper Dolls jumper, by the brilliant Kate Davies is available for free as a .pdf download on Ravelry! Click here to access the pattern. Due to popular demand, I am sharing this yoke pattern that I created for my version of Kate Davies’ Paper Dolls jumper.  You will need to purchase the Paper Dolls pattern from Kate Davies Designs in order to make the garment. The chart on this page is the same size as the original Paper Dolls chart, however, the second and third decreases (rows 30 and 33) are off-set to accommodate the colourwork.  A larger chart is on the second page along with helpful notes. Details of my modifications can be found on my Ravelry page here. You…
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Paper Hearts finished!

Paper Hearts finished!

Knitting
My Paper Hearts jumper is finished! And I love it! It has been named The Wizard of Awesomeness! The pattern is the well loved Paper Dolls by Kate Davies. I wrote another post about this jumper here. The Joma Sock-A-Rino yarn, the main colour, is gorgeous and blocked beautifully. The colour is 'Wizard of Awesome'. It almost goes without saying the the Yarns of Rhichard Devrieze, which I used for the colour-work is fabulous.  I used two shades of Peppino: 'The B Boy' and 'A Bunch of 1'. The yarns are bouncy and comfortable. It fits like a dream and is so soft against the skin. Actually, the Joma Sock-A-Rino is probably the most comfortable true sock yarn (75 % Merino/25% nylon) that I've used for jumpers so far. I am so…
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