Bring out the crappy iphone photos!!

Saturday, 31 December 2011
The Berroco Vintage top down raglan sweater!

I used the Knitting Fool's Top-down sweater generator to make this pattern up. The neckline is a little lame with no shaping or anything - but Cody literally wears this sweater all day long every day so he's not complaining. I loves me some Berroco Vintage!

That is a sexy man right there. Nice sweater too.

...sorry for the lapse in posting

Here, I'll do a tiny update on what I'm knitting right now!

I started a sweater for myself out of Madeline Tosh DK. I'm using Cecily Glowik MacDonald's Goodale  pattern. Which is nice - although I only bought four skeins (about 900 yards) and I'm doing the 49ish inch version - so it's probably going to be quite short. Oh well. I love the yarn so much I almost threw up when I saw it.

Also, here is the darkest/least attractive photo of it that I possibly could have taken. You're welcome.

It's a top-down pattern - which I appreciate quite a bit. I'm not especially fond of the weird knit-in-pieces methods. Or the bottom up ones. I like to try my stuff on while I'm making it. It makes it an interactive process - maybe one day I'll post all the photos I took of Cody wearing his Berroco Vintage sweater in various stages of knitted. (Maybe I'll do that right now actually...They are also all crappy iphone photos - so there.)

I had to step down a WHOLE needle size. From the recommended 4.5mm to 3.5mm Three gauge swatches later I was pretty pissed. I hate swatching. I can only hope that this thing turns out better than the last sweater I tried to knit myself... I might post photos of that mess later too... as a warning for those arrogant non-swatchers.

Anyway, I'm back to posting! Christmas didn't kill me this year!

A Blanket For Seriously Cold People pattern

Monday, 12 December 2011

The 1-Ball-of-Rasta Versison of The Triangle Cowl

Caitlin knit The Triangle Shawl out of one ball of malabigo rios! She used 5.5mm needles and cast on less stitches! The knit is a lot looser and holy but the overall effect is pretty neat. A cheaper, quicker-to-knit version of the shawl 

I just liked this photo. Caitlin is crocheting 50 gram chains of unspun fibre at Baaad Anna's yarn store.

A blanket for seriously cold people

Saturday, 3 December 2011
It's published! A massive blanket made out of massive yarn made for seriously cold people.

Free pattern found here

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