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Spring Knitting

 School is done. Student work contract is done. Time for more knitting. 

So, here’s the update on my Quadrillion sweater: I have now finished knitting the back of the sweater.

It was very easy to do with a 2×2 rib at the bottom and an all-over seed stitch for the body. I did the back first because the front pattern was getting confusing with all of the different cables and their different number of rows/stitches. I needed a break and to come up with a better way of keeping track of the cable patterns before going back to the front of the sweater.

I mean look at it:

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It is a mess of different patterns. I love it, but I hate it right now.

Perhaps it is because I am a bit frustrated with the front of the Quadrillion sweater (or that I want to avoid working on it) that I decided to start something new! I started working on the Amalia shell pattern by Quince & Co with Shibui’s Staccato yarn in Abyss. This yarn is so soft and will have a lovely drape to it once it is worked up in this pattern. I’m really looking forward to seeing how it feels to wear this beautiful top when it’s done.

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New Year, New Knits (and old knits too…)

So update on a few things. Haven’t been knitting as much as I would like, because, well, life.

Things that are finished: 

Magdalen scarf/wrap! I ended up giving this one to my mother for Christmas 🙂 Now, I might make one for myself in a beautiful greyish/blue yarn that I got as a gift!

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Things that aren’t finished: 

TRUSS cardigan

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September Weaving Challenge… It’s almost done (this isn’t the most recent photo), just have to do a few more sections and finishing touches.

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NEW PROJECTS… 

I’m all over the place with my knitting right now, but I was looking for something simple to knit over my Reading Week, so I decided to start with the back of this sweater:

QUADRILLION by Meaghan Fernandes (published in PomPom Magazine Issue No. 6 Autumn 2013)

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I’m starting by knitting the back which is knit in a simple moss stitch because the front is quite complicated to knit with different cables and such (the chart is a bit intimidating).

Should be fun! Pix to come soon!

 

 

 

 

Still knitting away… 

The Magdalen Scarf now measures 5 feet in length. It still needs a few more inches to be truly the cosiest scarf I own, I think.

When your nail polish matches your knitting

Aw yea 😍

Magdalen Scarf is 2/3 done! 

You guys, I’m almost done this scarf 🙂 

That means that I’ll be able to wear it once things really start to cool down outside! It would also be super helpful to wear this warm wrap in class (it’s still air conditioned even though temperatures outside are ~20-25 degrees)

20 inches to go! Almost. Done.

Visual update on my September Challenge Weaving! 

   
 

  

3ft of PomPom Mag’s Magdalen Scarf Done!

It’s been two weeks and I have about half of the scarf done. 

Sneak peak at today’s progress 

Spent a little too much time working on this new project today, and didn’t get much else done :S 

The Weaving Kind September 2015 Challenge

This month I am participating in The Weaving Kind‘s weaving challenge for September 2015. Each month a weaver from the Instagram community takes over the Weaving Kind’s account and poses a challenge to the weaving community to create a tapestry based on a certain theme–this month’s theme is COLOR. Since I just finished a new tapestry yesterday, I thought I would try my hand at creating something for this month’s challenge.

This month there are two options:

Option ONE:
Pick two analogous colors. What? Analogous colors are right next to each other on the color wheel. For example: blue & green, magenta & violet or orange & yellow.
Option TWO:
Pick a pair of complementary colors. Again, what? Complementary colors are directly opposite each other on the color wheel. For example: red & green, yellow & purple or magenta & chartreuse.
Guidelines:

  • Pick a color palette from the two options above.
  • Use only those colors for your September weaving, (a little black and/or white is okay too).
  • Your design can be inspired by your color choices OR feel free to pick colors to evoke an idea you already have.

HINT: No matter which colors you pick you aren’t limited to just one version of each of them, (although that’s certainly an option). i.e. If you pick blue & green you can use 17 varieties of blue and three varieties of green if you want to.

I opted to go for the analogous colors, since I have a lot of them in my stash. Plus, since it’s almost Fall I opted to go for hues of yellow and orange and a bit of white.

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