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Blog Week(s) in Review: 10/29- 11/19

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I’ve been bad. Really, really, really bad. It’s been almost two weeks since I last posted, and I don’t have any knitting progress to show you. It’s not that there hasn’t been any (that sweater in the last post? It’s just a block and seam away from being finished!), but in between all of that Holiday knitting and the crazy-ness in school, I just haven’t had time to photograph and post. Silly me. Instead, I have for you a quick blog week(s) in review. Hopefully I’ll have some pictures for you soon!

I have three gorgeous finished sweaters for you. It’s actually four if you count the fact that KiwiYarns just posted two (2!!!) finished sweaters. Honestly, that woman puts us to shame. Her Dolman looks comfy, warm, and perfect for cuddling up in during the middle of winter. Good thing she also finished a beautiful Windsor Sweater, which is probably much more suited for her spring weather.

I also love the simplicity of For Making Sake’s Green Sweater. The interesting construction probably makes it a great knit, but it looks like a simple garment once on.

Finally, I am slightly in love with Knit York City’s Maxfield Cardigan. It’s just so, so, so, so cool. I don’t know how else to describe it!

Threadpanda’s Urchin Hat is adorable, although probably not as adorable as her expressions in her pictures. That looks like one of those photo shoots that you just can’t help but giggle it away.

Master of a Thousand Thing’s Kool Hands are one of those awesome hybrid patterns that make the rest of us jealous. She took a basic fingerless mittens pattern and added the stitch pattern from Koolhaas. Inspired!

My shawl kick has morphed a little bit: I know have infinity scarf envy. Honestly, it’s a little embarrassing. I saw Oftengrumpy’s Grey Cowl and couldn’t help but to start going through my stash. I resisted the urge, although I’m not sure how much longer I can take it!

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Blog Week in Review: 5/26-6/2

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I just have a quick Blog Week in Review for you guys! I’m actually visiting a friend at school, so I’m taking a quick break from our festivities to highlight some of my favorite posts from last week. And if you, too, are doing a Blog Week in Review, please don’t hesitate to click the Mr. Linky at the bottom and enter in your blog- I’m really excited to see what inspires YOU!

First of all, we have Master of a Thousand Things’ super-awesome new shawl, Hypernova. It looks huge and roomy, and I love the shot of it stretched out against her fence- it seems ginormous!

A lot of bloggers have really gotten taken up by the toy knitting bug. It hasn’t gotten me yet, but there are a couple of FO’s that are just too adorable to pass up. First, Never Not Knitting’s Birdie and Bunny are perfect quick knits, and her children really seem to enjoy them 😉 Minding My Own Stitches’ little Owlet is also adorable, and I love how the designer got the perfect essence of a pretty cartoonish owl into such a little package.

Stitched Together is sending off her newest shawl to her contest winner. In case you guys missed it, during Knit and Crochet Blog Week she had people vote on the order of the stripes in the shawl, and she picked one lucky voter to win the FO. You should definitely take a look at it- it’s such a cool idea for a collaborative, community effort!

Chronicles of a Fiber Engineer’s new Tappan Zee is really, really pretty. I love the yellow yarn, and the lace detailing around the shoulder is a perfect touch. A great spring cardigan (even if we are pretty much finished with spring!).

Finally, Don’t Drool on the Wool seems to be in a little bit of denial about the weather, but that doesn’t mean her new sweater is any less awesome. She pretty much designed it as she went, and I love the big, juicy cable on the front. It’s completely impressive, and I loved reading about her struggles as she went along.

 

Parade of Finished Objects Part 1: Edge of Lace Hat and Dishcloth

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I vaguely remember talking about this pattern a couple of times last week, and then forgetting about it after I laid it out to block. Well, this is the Edge of Lace Hat, from 101 Designer One Skein Wonders. I made it using Patons Classic Wool– a hardy, 100% no-frills wool, in an electric green. Hey, I’m pretty short. I need to set myself apart from the crowd.

sorry for the crazy eyes...I was concentrating on the camera screen. I swear!

I ended up making a bunch of mods. The accidental one was that I forgot the garter stitch band…which doesn’t seem to have changed the hat at all. In fact I kind of like it. I also did away with the whole ‘just 3 needle BO your stitches, it’ll be fine’ thing that the pattern called for and improvised a standard twisty crown decrease. I made sure to write down exactly what I did on my ravelry project page, in case anyone is interested.

it puckers a little off, but fits REALLY well on

I also went in a different direction for my weekend knitting. Because I was trying/anticipating/vaguely thinking about packing some of my stash up for transport, I didn’t really want to start on a big project. Plus, I’m waiting for a shipment from Knit Picks, and I can’t wait to get started on what will be in there. Still, I needed something for to keep my hands busy while watching TV (NBC Comedy is BACK!!!!). My first thought was a quick hat, but the skein I immediately went for- Freedom Spirit in a marled (is that even the right word?) light blue- is DK. In keeping with my new year’s resolution, I wanted a pattern that would come from a source that I already own. A ravelry pattern search for DK hat patterns from my library (love that function) showed me the perfect pattern- the Spoked Hat from Interweave Knits Winter 2010. Of course, the magazine is sitting on my shelf at school…of course.

it doesn't lay flat...is it supposed to?

To tide me over until I can get my hands on that pattern, decided to knock out a dishcloth. Let me tell you, I am not a huge cotton fan. In fact, I pretty much hate cotton. Why won’t it stretch???? Still, I noticed that Tink over on Master of a Thousand Things had made some dishcloths, and I guiltily thought of that violet cotton that was way WAY in the back of my stash. Thus, a Grandmother’s Favorite dishcloth was formed. Maybe if I start using it I MIGHT make another one, just to, you know, use up the yarn. It’s not like it was addictively quick to knit or anything, right?