FO: top down sweatercoat

I was re-sewing the buttons onto this sweater when I realized I hadn’t blogged this one either! I finished this one a long time ago, sewed the buttons on rather shoddily (necessitating re-sewing them on!) and wore it a few times before we hit a warm spell. Judging by the weather today though, I might get a few more wears out of it!

258.365 - out and about

(Sorry for the crappy lighting – taken at night!)

Top Down Sweatercoat
Pattern: my own design; hopefully forthcoming in the fall!
Needles: 8mm
Yarn: Cascade 220 Heathers in 2 colours, held doubled; 8 skeins total

This one is top-down, circular yoked. It went surprisingly fast considering the length, but the bulky gauge made for quick knitting! The front bands are short-rowed so that they’re wider in the skirt portion of the coat.

A better idea of the actual colour:

sweatercoat neckline

It’s raining and cool again today, so maybe I’ll wear it out! I need to get to Ikea to buy a new desk chair :) Any recommendations?

Other new knits on and off the needles…

new sweater

Socks that Rock Mediumweight in “rose quartz”.

And I’ve got a new mini shawl pattern in the works!


Mmmmm, deep blue Handmaiden Casbah.

slipped stitch cardigan

You know what? I think I finished this cardigan, stuck the photo up on Ravelry but neglected to post about it here!

265.365 - slip stitch ridge cardigan

Slipped Stitch Cardigan (which still needs a proper name)

Pattern: my own; forthcoming
Yarn: Cascade 220 Heathers, 6 skeins
Needles: 4mm

Notes: This is a bottom-up, circular yoked cardigan with lots of shaping and a round neck. The knitting was pretty easy, although figuring out how to decrease for the yoke took a but of doing!

I’m working on the pattern now – it’s all written, but needs to be edited and formatted, and I need some new photos too! So I’m hoping to have it up in a few weeks.

I’m almost done a new project that’s been on my needles for awhile but has been resisting completion – I’ve had to rip and reknit portions several times! I think I’m almost there though.

the koigu struggle

Koigu and garter stitch. Is there anything better?

new lens eye candy

I’m completely enamoured of my new lens. To celebrate, some random photos! Mostly flowers, because, well, they make awesome subjects. I really need to practice with some yarn though!

my first macro!

my first macro!

japanese-y flowers

forget me nots

Some new plain ribbed socks out of Regia Cotton on the go:

mmm, macro

And my favourite of the day, a dandelion – the prettiest annoying weed there is.

me too!

P.S. In case you missed it in the last post, the lens I got is a Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4.5!