This sweater was actually finished several months ago, but I never took proper pictures of it. I have worn it a half a dozen times, so far. The sleeves appear long here, but I cuff them and they are perfect!
Pattern: Ribbed Diamond Pullover
Yarn: The pattern called for Aran weight; however, I have this thing about doubling up strands, so I used two strands of fingering weight yarn: Miss Babs Yummy in Black Cherry Monochrome and Zitron Trekking #147.
The loft and texture of the two strands of fingering weight are wonderfully cushy and warm. Together they knit up to a perfect worsted/aran weight. This is one of my all time favorite sweaters!
After I finished the Twisted Me sweater last weekend, I cast on for a man's vest.
Pattern: Nathan. (Bonus! It is a free pattern.)
Yarn: Queensland Collection Kathmandu in Sailor
Four days later, it was finished! Yeah, it surprised me, too. I thought I needed one more skein of yarn (and it is being shipped...)
It is hard to make out the details, but it is a simple stockinette body knit in-the-round to the arm holes, then the back and front are knit separately flat. The yarn is Aran weight, and knits up FAST! It is a combination of wool and silk with a touch of cashmere. Very Nice! The husband promised to model it this weekend, before I wrap it up and send it on to its real owner.
Finally, a year and a half ago, I designed a sweet little cowl for one of Woolgirl's kits. She called it the Hello Cupcake Cowl.
I called it the Fountain Cowl.
Well, in preparing to release the design to the public, I decided to offer it in two fingering weight sizes (as seen above), as well as a nice worsted weight size.
Pattern: Fountain Cowl (soon to be released)Yarn: Pink (Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Pale Pink), Blue (Yarn Daze Water Colors in Fountain), Green (Malabrigo Merino in Verde Esperanza)
While not yet a full fledged FO, I had to sneak in my current WIP (Work-In-Progress).
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh DK (one of my favorite yarns on earth!) in Cove
All that remains are the sleeves, and one of them is 75% complete. I am hoping to have this one done by the end of the weekend.
Football season means copious amounts of knitting time!
Are you ready for some football?!