It’s a rare day when the weather manages to cooperate and we’re able to do a photo shoot outside without some sort of cover here in Portland and I’m always delighted when I can book a model and schedule time with our photographer with a clear forecast on the horizon. I keep a running catalog of “this would be so great to shoot the next time we have some nice weather” places around Portland and this time Mississippi Ave. in NE Portland had it’s turn as our location of choice for the Bulky 2013 pattern collection.
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Fall has always been my favorite time of year – even when I was young, I was always excited when September rolled around: the weather starts getting cooler, the leaves begin to turn, and hot apple cider and various pumpkin flavored items begin to appear in shops. (How much do I love fall? Well this guy pretty much sums up my excitement)
A couple of weeks ago, Glenna C. posted a note on how she decided to keep two pairs of socks on the needles at the same time. One would be an “easy” sock while the other would be a more challenging sock. Her theory was that she would then have a sock to knit when she needed something “mindless” and another sock to serve as a mental distraction.
Capretta is my favorite yarn and Harbor is hands down one of my favorite blues so when I found a skein of it in my stash I couldn’t wait to make something with it! I’d found Simone Van Iderstine’s free White Caps Fingerless Gloves pattern on Ravelry earlier last weekend and thought that would be the perfect, easy mitten pattern for the weekend.
I’m beginning to appreciate the knitting side benefits of my gluten-free, bake-free lifestyle. Two weeks ago I was feeling a bit like a mad, obsessed knitter. That was before I began to see the results of the hours and hours of knitting.
After two and a half months, nearly a mile and a half of yarn, and about 100,000 stitches, the hubby’s sweater of doom is DONE!
I can hardly believe it. This was quite the monster undertaking.
Sleeves… check. Body…. check. Front to shoulders… check. Back? working on it!
(Sorry about the grey-on-grey – I didn’t pick the color of the blocking board, unfortunately!)
All I have left to knit on hubby’s sweater is the upper back! I’m
already about two inches into it. But, because of the sheer beastly size
of this sweater, progress has been slowed.
It’s just so hard to carry the darn thing around at this point that
I’ve actually been working on a couple of other, smaller projects as
It’s not rare to love the Oregon coastline. It’s an amazing place.
Rarely, though, does a collection of knitting patterns inspired by that coastline
get released. But, I’m pleased to announce that that’s exactly what I
Introducing the Rocky Shores eBook.
This week, Jenny gets a chance to catch up with Knit Picks designer Kerin to talk about the newest eBook, Rocky Shores! Each pattern of this stunning collection reinterprets the ideals of Aran patterns with modern updates, all while influenced …
I’ve been working on my hubby’s sweater now for a little over a month, and I’ve just passed 50% completion!
Both sleeves are finished, and the body is currently 8.5″ long – just
over a third done. For me, this is where the hard part begins – the
monotony of the next 23″! Luckily I’ve only got a foot left until I
break for the armscyes… yipes. My attention span on a project is
usually two weeks or so, so looking headlong into another month of
knitting this one project is daunting, to say the least. To keep my mind
busy, I’ve started timing my rounds. It takes about 10 minutes for
non-patterned rounds and up to half an hour for patterned rounds. So,
with about 75 rounds to the armscyes, that’s 25 hours and ten minutes
max. I could totally do that in a weekend, right?