Monday, February 19, 2018

Knitting Update - Socks and Sweaters!

I have some knitting to show you today!  First up is a pair of socks that I made using yarn from a sock yarn club that I belonged to for a few months last year:
Yarn is Cozy Knitter's Bliss, colorway is Heartbreaker.

I knit my socks toe-up, which means that the leg is the last part I'm knitting, and I knit the leg for as long as I can until I'm bored and ready to be finished.  Normally my socks come to at least the bottom of the sheep's feet on these blockers, but obviously I was ready to move on a little early with these.  Not that I didn't like the color, because I did, but I had other socks in the wings waiting to be knitted  and my attention span only lasts so long...
Close up of the toe.  The yarn club gave a striped skein plus a smaller, coordinating solid skein for the toes and heels, which I love - it gives the sock an extra pop!
How cool is it that I actually had a pair of shoes that went with the yarn so well?  
Regular readers understand why I had to include this shot...

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I love it when I get pictures of my knitted gift recipients wearing something I've made, and when Cary texted me some pictures of Logan wearing one of the sweaters I gave her at his baby shower, I was extra thrilled, because honestly, I figured he'd already outgrown this one - who knew he'd grow so fast?  But it fits, and he looks so cute in it:
Pattern is Flax Light; I knit this in the 6-12 month size; Logan is 5 months in this picture.
Logan says SIZE IS RELATIVE, LADY.

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I had a crazy moment when I wanted to knit myself another sweater - it helps that I have two sets of sweater-quantity yarn in my stash - otherwise, I couldn't have afforded to do this right now.  Anyway, I found a pattern that I loved, it seemed simple enough, so I cast on...and remembered that knitting for an adult size is a lot different than knitting for a baby!  Here's what I have so far:
Just to give you some perspective, the amount of yarn I've used here is almost as much as I used for the sweater Logan is wearing in the picture above.  This is the top part of the back - I guess the yoke?

I have three more rows to knit before getting to start on the front yoke, which might feel faster as I'll be knitting half the amount per side since this is a cardigan.  If you can't picture a sweater coming out of what you're seeing here, don't worry, I couldn't either - and I'm knitting it!  Luckily the pattern designer included a drawing so it makes sense to me.  This pattern is Girlfriends Cardigan Anke.

Here's hoping that I'll get to show you more progress on this sweater soon - I'm sure by the time I finish it, sweater-weather will be over, but hey - I'll be ready for next winter!

10 comments:

  1. You're killing me with all your cute socks! You know I'm sock obsessed!

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    1. I need new shoes and am looking for something that will show off my socks...that's not weird, right? ;)

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  2. I can't picture anything but I am digging that lime green stitching on the edge of the soon to be cardigan. Logan is the cutest - and his sweater is pretty good too!

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    1. The lime green was inspired by one other knitter (of nearly 200 projects from that pattern) - she used a bright yellow for that one piece on a charcoal gray cardigan, and of course I went there, because I do love my pops of color!

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  3. Yes, I like the lime green pop too! And Logan in a sweater that fits just perfectly is adorable!! Those socks are really pretty, and I like your shoes too--what kind are they?

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    1. The shoes are Dansko - I bought them a few years ago. Fairly comfortable, but I don't wear them all that often as I'm mostly a clog person.

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  4. Your socks always look better than mine.

    I need to try toe down.

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  5. You are so talented! Those socks look so comfy and cozy. And Logan is the cutest baby sweater model :)

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  6. I really puzzled for a while when you said to the bottom of the sheep's feet. I thought "how can you see the feet when the socks are covering them up?" Until I realized the hole was in the shape of a sheep. Derp.

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  7. Aww, Logan looks so handsome in his sweater!

    I really like the sock yarn! LOL on not making it all the way to the sheep!

    I'm excited to watch your sweater progress, because I really don't understand sweater construction!

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