Anthi, Knitty Spring + Summer 2014

The weather has been lovely lately (except that we had some hale and snow today) and I look forward to the longer spring and summer days romping around the Swedish countryside in this bright and breezy top.

If you’re interested in some of the changes I made to the pattern, see my ravelry page.

Anthi, Knitty Spring + Summer 2014

The weather has been lovely lately (except that we had some hale and snow today) and I look forward to the longer spring and summer days romping around the Swedish countryside in this bright and breezy top.

If you’re interested in some of the changes I made to the pattern, see my ravelry page.

Anthi, hot off the needles, washed, and now blocking under some late afternoon sunshine.

Anthi, hot off the needles, washed, and now blocking under some late afternoon sunshine.

This bright and lovely top is Anthi from the latest Knitty Spring + Summer 2014.

I started this project the very same night that the new issue was released. 
Somehow, fresh after finishing Carpino, I was still in the mood to knit a fingering/sock weight sweater. (And I fully intend to knit another such top after I finish this!)

Are you bored with all the blue and yellow projects? I wouldn’t blame you if you thought those were the only colors i have in my stash, but I promise that’s not so.

This bright and lovely top is Anthi from the latest Knitty Spring + Summer 2014.

I started this project the very same night that the new issue was released.
Somehow, fresh after finishing Carpino, I was still in the mood to knit a fingering/sock weight sweater. (And I fully intend to knit another such top after I finish this!)

Are you bored with all the blue and yellow projects? I wouldn’t blame you if you thought those were the only colors i have in my stash, but I promise that’s not so.

and so, winter has decided that it’s not yet time for spring. woke up to a blanket of snow on the ground (already plowed) and now some snowfall and wind. (you can’t tell in this picture, but the snowfall is getting heavier and heavier…) it’s a couple of degrees above freezing right now, but i expect this will ice over tonight when the temperature drops.

currently knitting a bright spring top, but now i want to go back to knitting more thick socks…

and so, winter has decided that it’s not yet time for spring. woke up to a blanket of snow on the ground (already plowed) and now some snowfall and wind. (you can’t tell in this picture, but the snowfall is getting heavier and heavier…) it’s a couple of degrees above freezing right now, but i expect this will ice over tonight when the temperature drops.

currently knitting a bright spring top, but now i want to go back to knitting more thick socks…

Lunch by the water.

I’m really hoping that all the forecasts for a return of wintry weather this weekend will turn out to be lies. I could get used to days like this.

Lunch by the water.

I’m really hoping that all the forecasts for a return of wintry weather this weekend will turn out to be lies. I could get used to days like this.

I FINISHED my Carpino pullover yesterday! Here it is, washed and ready for wear—today! Right now! It couldn’t dry fast enough ;D

I wrote a little bit about the yarn, Araucania Ranco, in a previous post. I’m not sure, but I think each skein is individually dyed, so there are no true dye lots. Can you pick out which sections were knit in each of the three skeins. (Hint: (1) yoke and torso, (2) bottom half of the body, (3) arms.)

I was pretty annoyed by this at first, but that only lasted until the very last stitch was bound off and the ends woven in. 

I mean, really, I finished a sweater! (It’s been a while since I could say that.)

You can see more pictures and notes on ravelry.

I FINISHED my Carpino pullover yesterday! Here it is, washed and ready for wear—today! Right now! It couldn’t dry fast enough ;D

I wrote a little bit about the yarn, Araucania Ranco, in a previous post. I’m not sure, but I think each skein is individually dyed, so there are no true dye lots. Can you pick out which sections were knit in each of the three skeins. (Hint: (1) yoke and torso, (2) bottom half of the body, (3) arms.)

I was pretty annoyed by this at first, but that only lasted until the very last stitch was bound off and the ends woven in.

I mean, really, I finished a sweater! (It’s been a while since I could say that.)

You can see more pictures and notes on ravelry.

Spring is in the air!

We didn’t have much of a winter this year, and now i’m over it. The days are noticeably longer. The weather is uncharacteristically warmer. These little flowers are blooming all over outside my apartment complex.

Looking forward to my first true Swedish spring and summer! :D

soon to be completed!

soon to be completed!

pattern swatch #3

So, I’ve been playing a lot with textured stitches lately. 

This is another herringbone stitch, knit with a woven slip-stitch method. It’s very different from the stitch in swatch #2, which used offset gathered stitches to create the  zig-zag lines.

I went back and forth a bit between the two methods, but ultimately settled on this one. I love how it’s coming along!

pattern swatch #3

So, I’ve been playing a lot with textured stitches lately.

This is another herringbone stitch, knit with a woven slip-stitch method. It’s very different from the stitch in swatch #2, which used offset gathered stitches to create the zig-zag lines.

I went back and forth a bit between the two methods, but ultimately settled on this one. I love how it’s coming along!

Accidental success?

These are a pair of socks I finished at the very beginning of this year. I’m not sure how one of them ended up in the pile of laundry I did earlier this week, but this is how it turned out. Of course, I then washed the second sock intentionally, hoping to repeat the results.

Now I have a pair of soft, thick, kid-sized felted socks that I will most likely give to friend’s child. 

Happy March!

Accidental success?

These are a pair of socks I finished at the very beginning of this year. I’m not sure how one of them ended up in the pile of laundry I did earlier this week, but this is how it turned out. Of course, I then washed the second sock intentionally, hoping to repeat the results.

Now I have a pair of soft, thick, kid-sized felted socks that I will most likely give to friend’s child.

Happy March!