Category sweaters

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Sweater adventures

Greetings, knitting friends! In the time since I posted last I have been plugging away at the sweater knitting (Rhinebeck is now ERK 3 weeks away), and harbouring a small amount of anxiety over exactly how realistic or futile this plan is to finish a cabled hoodie between now and then. I do have two […]

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Autumn in my sights

Thank you everyone for the lovely comments on my last granny square blanket post – believe me I’m very glad to see it in finished blanket form. When the border and everything is done, I will be back to report on it once and for all. It’s a bit strange, finally coming to the end […]

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Spring-to-summer progress

When last we caught up with my spring sweater project, I was just about to join the body and the sleeves to work the yoke – the final main step before the final finishing, so all was looking up! It was then, I discovered (dramatic music cue), that about five inches earlier on the body, […]

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All the other things

Since putting down my granny square project for a much-needed pause (I’ll get to those borders and assembly in due course), I’ve found myself with a bit of knitting ADD. Or possibly whiplash from having focussed on such a large project for such an amount of time…Or another metaphor which I have yet to come […]

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Spring progress

I’m enjoying the pleasant sense of accomplishment of being closer to the finish line on my granny square afghan project (at least on the squares, even if the borders will still take a bit more effort), but have had to remind myself to put them aside for a few days lest my shoulder and wrists […]

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Keep showing up

This weekend I discovered the darnedest thing. It turns out when you devote consistent time and effort to a new project… …knitting happens. I am always amazed to rediscover this truth. Keep showing up for your knitting, and it’ll get done eventually. Works every time! Happy knitting, blog friends! * Project: new sweater design by […]

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Back in the saddle

I’ve kept myself busy with the yarn this past winter, but one downside of pursuing the big epic projects is that it does start to eat into project time that might otherwise be spent working on something else. Combined with learning a new day job I’ve found my creative well has been running a bit […]

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And sometimes you find that missing lipstick

Since the holidays I’ve been having a mild existential struggle with my knitting, in the sense that most of my projects are large enough that I can’t just finish them and clear the decks and move on to something new, even though my brain definitely wants to move on to new things. I had actually […]

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So you’ve discovered sweater knitting

If you’re a knitter somewhere in the Northern Hemisphere with regular access to yarn supplies, you’re pretty much been experiencing peak sweater knitting season for the last month or two. Or at the very least, you’re likely to be in the time of year when you need to wear warm layers, and knitted sweaters start […]

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Weak in the face of wool

Despite having finished 2 projects this month I still have no shortage of Works In Progress on the needles, so I’ve been trying to stick to the willpower as much as possible and not cast on twelve new sweaters all at once just because it’s September. But a girl can only hold out for so […]