Rounding up

1. This weekend I finished a pair of socks. They were a pair of Jaywalkers I started last summer and put aside for months, and were knitted from stashed sock yarn purchased almost 5 years ago at the first Sock Summit. It was a limited edition Lorna’s Laces sock colourway called ‘vampire tea party.’ I like them a lot.

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2. I started another pair of Lorna’s Laces Jaywalkers right away.

3. My sweater momentum from the last gasps of winter (now mercifully ending) has slowed down considerably, and I am torn between wanting to just move on with new projects and the guilt that would accompany the abandonment of almost-done winter sweaters. My Lempicka cardigan is now just 3/4 of one sleeve and a hood away from being finished, and I’m going to keep going until it’s done. I’ll be glad to have a new sweater waiting for me for next fall.

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4. The new spring/summer issue of Twist Collective went live last week, and it is just delightful, and I even have a sweater pattern in the issue – Brightwood is a comfy spring cardigan (OR pullover!) for your classic knitted wardrobe additions.

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5. Now that it’s spring I’m finally allowing myself to think thoughts about lacy things, which is such a refreshing change of pace from winter I can’t even fully describe.

Happy Spring! Hope it’s nice weather in your neck of the woods.

17 comments

  1. Brightwood is beautiful!

  2. Caitlyn M. · ·

    Given that you have such a large and varied stash, how do you choose a yarn for a new design? Do you tend to pick a yarn from stash and design a pattern to showcase it, or imagine the finished sweater and choose a yarn with the right properties? And how do you choose a color for a sample? Do things like season and photograph-ability come into play, or do you simply pick something that feels good to look at while you’re knitting it?

  3. twistedsticks · ·

    I love the green cardigan. How beautifiul! May have to give that one a go!!

  4. Ooh, Brightwood is gorgeous!!

  5. Brightwood is beautiful.

  6. I just want you to know that someday almost my entire sweater wardrobe is going to consist of your designs. πŸ˜‰ Beautiful sweater — I’m going to need to go check out the latest Twist Collective now!

  7. […] at: https://crazyknittinglady.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/rounding-up/ 1. This weekend I finished a pair of socks. They were a pair of Jaywalkers I started last summer […]

  8. Pretty socks! I think I met you at that first Sock Summit…

  9. Brightwood is just beautiful. Perfect for spring.

  10. Oh those socks are lovely! Jaywalker is such a great pattern – simple but still effective πŸ™‚

  11. nusseym · ·

    Looooooooooove the green sweater! The time of lacey and light things is coming up!

  12. Serenova · ·

    As always, your socks turned out lovely!

    Can’t wait to see your finished Lempicka, that pattern is incredible and you always do such a lovely job with sweaters.

    And your Brightwood, wow, it looks gorgeous!

  13. Spring finally arriving is making me think of lace too. πŸ™‚

  14. Brightwood is a beauty! Not surprised, though, since I love everything you design.

  15. I started a pair of jaywalkers a few years ago, and have about 1.25 socks finished so far. I really need to concentrate on this project so I can actually wear them!

  16. Brightwood is lovely. Onto my favourites listing.

    I hiked the Bruce in the Hamilton area this weekend, and when I saw a zigzag waterfall, I thought of you – this is a motif that looks like a it could be on a Glenna sweater. Then I spotted some Dutchman’s breeches flowers, and thought, Glenna could turn that shape into a lovely cable!
    Go for it! Bruce, the Iroquoia Cardigan, or Bruce, the Cardigan, Iroquoia edition – see already named.

  17. […] still waiting. (So that’s where all my sets of 2.5mm double-pointed needles went.) I finished one of them, then cast on a new pair of Jaywalkers […]

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