On the Needles – October 24, 2014

This is Hay Cove, the test knit for Laura Aylor. Still to do: Finish binding off the bottom, sleeves, button bands and collar  . . then the blocking and weaving in the threads and sewing on buttons. My goal is to get both sleeves done by the end of the weekend but that’s probably overly optimistic.

Hay Cove

Hay Cove

3 in 1

This is a sweater I’ve been looking at on Ravelry for several months.

3 in 1

3 in 1

The pattern is called 3 in 1 and it has great ratings and comments. There’s something about it that makes me really love it and if you click on the pattern link, and then projects, you can see how it looks in many different colors. It can be made with fingering weight or sport weight yarn. Therein lies my hangup. 

Typically, I do not like sweaters made with fingering weight yarn but I have enough fingering weight yarn around here to make enough of these sweaters for half the country. The temptation is great to order yarn in sport weight yarn but I think since I have so much fingering weight, I’m going to take the leap and try using some of it for this project. Some of my favorites in the projects are made with Wollmeise Twin and I’m guessing I can come up with an acceptable combination that will work.

Here are links to some of the color combinations I love!

Crazywig
Atelieroursonne
Rainghirl
Quetschmarie

What do you think about this pattern? I would shorten the sleeves a little. I don’t mind them being some bit too long but I think these might be a bit long for my taste but otherwise, I really like this pattern.

 

 

If Your Friends Do Something . .

Do you do it too? When I was a kid, and my parents would fuss at me for something (which happened more than you might think because I wasn’t the angel then that I am now!), my excuse was always . . “Well, this friend or that friend did it too!” and my dad would always say “If they jumped off the bridge, would you do it too?” Well, no . . because I try to stay away from bridges!

But . . my friend, Amy, is just getting me into all kinds of trouble. You know I wouldn’t be buying yarn if folks like Amy and Denise and all my other evil friends didn’t keep sending me emails about gorgeous yarn they’ve found. Don’t these girls have anything else to do? 

A few weeks ago, Amy wrote me that Knitted Wit had gorgeous yarn and you could get whatever color you want and choose the weight you want and you didn’t have to go fighting to try to get it before someone else stole it out of your cart! Some of that gorgeous yarn is so darned hard to get. I went to Knitted Wit’s Etsy store and sure enough . . the colors appeared to be gorgeous. I ordered Buckle my Shoe:

Buckle My Shoe

Buckle My Shoe

. . and .  .

Canopy

Canopy

There are a couple of patterns that I might use for these yarns . . haven’t decided yet. The colors are happy and pretty and the yarn feels so good.

If you’re a knitter, check out Knitted Wit’s yarns. I love how easy it is to choose the color you want, then from a drop down list, choose the weight! It also makes it real easy if there’s a pattern for a mom and daughter and one might take worsted weight and another might take a DK weight!

I appreciate all the indi dyers out there who are producing such yummy yarns. My bank account may not be quite so appreciative!  :)