Cardigan Covet WIP – Lane’s diner cardigan

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If you follow me on Instagram, you might know that I recently re-watched the Gilmore Girls and snapped along as I did. Now, you might also know that I became OBSESSED with this cardigan and miiiight have started one of my own. Friday. With the plan to get it done for the 25th to wear while I watch the new Gilmore Girls episodes. Which is in 18 more days. EEEK. I’m about half done the raglan increases.

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As soon as I set my sights on the sweater I went into work to find the perfect heathered almost pale salmony pink. I chose Cascade 22o in Iridescent or Opal #9643 although Amano Puna in Inca Ruins was good too, we just did not have enough in stock and I had no time to wait for more to come in. Then came a pattern. I knew fabric wise I wanted to use a US 8 needle, so when I saw the Crocus pattern it would be a good fit. Nice, simple, top down raglan. I’m making a couple of small changes to the neckline and button band, but otherwise it’s a nice simple knit that’s perfect for a quick sweater. I know the original sweater has set-in sleeves but I’m more of a raglan sleeve person and I think it will still work.

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I’m hoping to finish the sweater by the 20th so I can then spend some time embellishing. I’ve been taking lots of pics so I can get it as close as possible. I just need to find all the things to really make it finished – I’m hoping the fabric store can help me out!

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Things I am loving Today

Morning Yoga in Bed – genius!

Ted Baryluk’s Grocery – a really great documentry from 1982 using brilliant b&w photos and sound bytes to tell the story of an older man, his grocery store and the changing Point Douglas neighbourhood.

The X-Files Files – a hilarious podcast with Kumail Nanjiani about the best show of the 90s.

Lumpy Space – I am currently working on this shawl. I <3 LSP so that was really my motivation for starting this, but I am loving it! I might change the colour of the centre diamond to something more subtle though. We’ll see when I get the outside done.

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A Little Sweater Obsessed

It seems like all I want to knit these days is sweaters. I have 4 on the go. I know, right? I don’t even like knitting sleeves, in fact I hate it. I don’t get it. But I have a lot of sweaters!

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This is the Garter Yoke Cardigan in Noro Shiro (oh silk and cashmere!) and Tosh Vintage in a perfect for this sweater Graphite. The yellowy-green undertones go PERFECT with the dirty greys in the Noro.

 

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This is to be a shrug. The Shelby Creek Shrug from the spring issue of Knitscene in a super-duper hard to capture colour of Tosh Dandelion. Dandelion is kind of like Tosh Merino Light, but with 10% linen that gives it a beautiful rustic finish. The colour is Torchere which is like a raspberry sorbet bright pink with little bits of orange shining through. I love the centre-out construction and saucy charted lace pattern that keeps me busy.

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Noro <3 and my Phat Fiber box

I picked up these two colors of Kureyon to make a present for a friend after sorting through many balls to help a woman find enough of one color to make a sweater. The giftee (who likes bright colors almost as much as I do) might see this post but probably won’t think it’s for them, so I figure posting a picture of the yarn cakes is ok. They are newer colors (274 & 272), aren’t they pretty fantastic?

 

 

 

I also got my first Phat Fiber contributor box in the mail today. It’s so pretty! I won those cute little cupcake stitch markers from Galia’s Spindle Designs and they were in a little pouch in my box. I am totally going to work on spinning up some of this fiber on my spindle at Spin Night on Friday..

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So I took some more pictures of my scarf so here it is. Now that’s an in-your-face (or on-your-neck I suppose) scarf. It’s really soft too and I love that there’s sparkly bits in it. I worked a bit more on the Cria that this yarn was originally intended for (don’t worry, I still have around 400y for it) and I think I have to start again. See, the shoulders are started as rectangles from which stitches are then picked up and worked around, and I did them in the handspun, but I really think they should be in the darker color. Or perhaps I should switch to a proper garter yoke pattern. Ack. I’ve had too much knitter’s doubt to get to far on anything lately.  Anyone else having that problem?

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