Knitwear Designer//Pattern Drafter//Author//Teacher monday

hello sweet friends.  oh the things i have to share today.

for starts

the baby blanket for my mama’s friend is done and gone.  it turned out so perfectly sweet with the eyelets and picot edge.  perfection.

this mysterious little strip has already been transformed, but i think i’m going to hold off for a bit on sharing that.  i love the green.  it’s knitpicks wool of the andes pampas heather.  

another mystery project and to be honest, it’s still a bit of a mystery to me as how i’ll pull it off. i guess when i know, you’ll know.  HA!

poor little lattice sweater.  i can’t get into the groove of this for some reason.  i must not be in the right mood - or i’m just seriously distracted.  school lets out on friday which is exciting and everyone is groaning about cutting the nights short to go to bed - because when it’s light at 9pm it still feels like there is life left in the day.  also, hubs lost his job a couple weeks ago quite abruptly.  he has already started another, but his line of work is very, very tricky.  i’m trying to stay positive during this transitional period.  trying.  once everything settles i know i will ease back in to my knitting and let the steady rhythm take me away to a place of inspiration rather than worry.  …back to lattice though… i even thought about buying yarn specifically for the project.  that usually gets me excited.  poor stash yarn.  i’ll wait another couple of weeks and see where the breeze takes me.

what a score!  i picked this up at half price books yesterday.  i was looking for something that might be good for the boy, but i like it so well he’s gonna have to make copies of the patterns he wants.  Ha!  this is MINE.  

hubs spotted a sweater he wants right away (weird) 

but i’m really into the vests

i’d love to shrink this to fit a boy.  i was thinking of you, mare!  and maybe the small would fit a woman with a few simple alterations.  after reading through the patterns i think my only *meh* is that they’re all knit so that there is quite a bit of finishing.  i hate seams.  LORD do i ever.  i think i can suffer through though.  all the items in this book are classic and beautifully shaped.  it’s so hard finding things for men that i think they would enjoy and my guy is the most difficult guy on earth to knit for.  how did i get so lucky?

so, with that i wish you all a happy monday.  i’ll be here tomorrow with some fun bits from our weekend. xo

two carls and a bike show

ravelry link time!