Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Sharing Some Finished Makes...

Good Morning from a somewhat chilly, but bright Carnation! 

I wanted to go out for a run today, but I'm struggling with an itchy throat which is never a good sign. I think I'll just go for a walk instead and I might even bring my big camera. Funny how the I-Phone has completely taken over my photography life... (gotta love those photo editing apps)

Anyway, the last couple of days I've actually finished both a knitting and a sewing project! First off my 'time filler' raglan sweater project:

After my fabulous steeked 'Maren" Icelandic color work cardigan, I fell into a knitters' blues gap so to speak, and just couldn't come up with an equally exciting project.

To fill the time with some knitting I made this sweater, no pattern no nothing. I started out with the darker color, only to realize that Bernat has discontinued this colorway and I had to find something else to go with it. I quite like the heathered tweedy look of the lighter color and so this how the color block sweater came to be. I've worn it several days already and it is super comfy: a win!

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I also finished a summer-like dress after a Lisette pattern. The flowery fabric is designed by Anna Maria Horner's oldest daughter and I've had it in my stash for quite a while, waiting for precisely such a pattern as this one. I love the modern retro vibe of it!

The dress fits great on top, but I do have to admit that I need to amp up my running a bit so that it will fit better over the hip area, hopefully by Spring time... <wink>

Lisette #1878

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Of course I've started a new knitting project already: Seaweed socks, pattern designed by Donna Druchunas via Craftsy. Here is a little swatch from yesterday...

and today we have this, the beginnings of a cuff...

They actually fit around my heel so yay!  <wink>

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And oh yes, we had to say goodbye to Master C. who has returned to Gonzaga University once again. I was a bit teary eyed, it never gets any easier, but I am so happy that he is so happy there!  {smile}

PS He is turning 20 tomorrow: what??!


  1. Superknitter and supersewer! Great!

  2. Ik ben helemaal gek van je kleedje !! Wat is dat mooi... Zowel het model als het leuke retro stofje... Op zo'n momenten is het echt balen dat ik niet kan naaien, ik zou er direct aan willen beginnen...

    1. Dank je wel Ingird! :-) Misschien moet je een cursus volgen???

  3. I love that sweater - how clever of you with no pattern! The colour blocking makes it really special.

  4. beautiful knit! beautiful dress! and happy birthday to your boy!


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