Thursday, January 18, 2018

Fall Socks?

It's nowhere near fall here anymore, but I did just finish my fall inspired socks!

I picked up my sock blank while on my trip to Seattle and Vancouver BC with my mom in Sept. 2017 (This was a phenomenal trip that I posted about awhile back). The blank is from GingerSnap (a new to me Canadian dyer) and I loved the yarn the blank was knit with. I usually find sock blanks to be a bit thinner than a traditional hank of yarn but this was a plump three-ply that made delicious socks.

I adored the fall theme and they were exactly what I needed to start when the cooler weather started to come.

My contrast cuff is Knit Picks Stroll  and it totally makes the socks! I love how they knit up but they wouldn't be as standout without the contrast.


My mom and I bought ten balls of Stroll last fall (2016) and split them so we could use them as contrasts for our socks. I love having that little extra to add to my knitting. Stroll is totally affordable and comes in 50 gram balls so you are purchasing a ton. I think when I buy my next lot of Felici I'll be purchasing matching heels/toes/cuffs yarn. 

Happy Knitting! 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

#2018makenine

I hopped on the bandwagon this year after seeing my feed flooded with so many new (to me) awesome knitting and sewing patterns from #2018makenine. If you haven't visited this tag on Instagram GO NOW (Link provided) I have so many new patterns I want to give a try.

Mine is just knitting patterns but I definitely have a few sewing projects on the brain as well. Here is my nine makes I would like to get started/done this year!


1. Marion Cardigan by Andi Satterlund
2. Round Cove by Amy Herzog
3. Vitamin D by Heidi Kirrmaier
4. Antonia/Antonio by Julie Weisenberger
5. Georgetown by Hannah Fettig
6. Shusui Shrug by Susanne Sommer
7. Stay Soft Shawl by Veera Valimaki
8. Hope Cardigan by Amy Christoffers
9. Exploration Station by Stephen West

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Myrna

Happy New Year!

As soon as the first hint of cool weather hits NorCal I fall into sweater love. I want to dream, knit, wear all the sweaters.

My wardrobe consists mainly of high waisted skirts, 40's fit and flare dresses, and my trusty denim jeans. When I (and my mom) found Andia Satterlund's patterns I new they were going to be a staple in my wardrobe and I needed one ASAP.

I raided my stash and came up with six skeins of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in the pumpkin colorway to knit Myrna!


 I had just the right amount of yarn and the gauge was perfect! My gauge is never perfect, I always have to adjust (usually a needle size us) but I just got to knit! So Excited!


I love the added detail of the keyhole opening in the back of the sweater, gives a really unique twist on otherwise a fairly plain sweater. This was the first time I've knit a set-in sleeve and it fits my body to much better than a raglan. Whole new world of sweaters here people!


 As you can see, the color works amazing with my button skirt. I have already worn my sweater with a few other skirts and dresses. I have another Andi Satterlund pattern finished that I'll show you soon!