The issue with having two hobbies is that I need to juggle. Sometimes knitting comes first then you won’t hear about sewing for a while and vice versa. Nowadays, I pretty much sew on weekend and knit on weeknight. My job is bit more demanding so between working and preparing dinner, I have very little energy left and knitting is perfect. I just plop on a couch in front of telly and get my knitting fix. Better yet, my favorite shows are back, Glee and Modern Family were premiering last week 🙂
Anyway, my Geodesic Cardigan is progressing
This cardigan has been a pleasure to knit with because it is simple and yet has an interesting construction. I’ve knit a few of Connie’s designs and I start to recognize the common techniques that she uses in her designs. The basic construction of this sweater is quite similar to the Farmer’s Market Cardigan
The yarn is Malabrigo lace. I am a bit freaked out by it because it is so fine I am afraid I may break it. It blooms quite nicely though. Some fellow knitters mention that this yarn pills so I am trying to knit tighter but a bit worried about breaking it.
Anyway, as cold weather looms I am thinking about knitting more and more. A few patterns that may make it to my to-knit list
Emelie by Elin, I even have a perfect yarn for it, Colinette Jitterbug in Red
Wisteria and I also have a perfect yarn for it, Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in Duchess
Baby Cables and Big one too. I don’t know why I am very into pullover this season and I think this pattern is simple and cozy
Lapis Yoke from the latest KnitScene. The blue or should I say the lapis color is so gorgeous. If I am knitting this pattern, it has to be in this color
Arboralea by Cecily Glowik MacDonald. She has been so prolific lately and her new book, New England Knits, is great. The design is very simple and wearable. The yarn that she chooses pretty much speak for the design in my opinion.
Speaking about simplicity, nobody does it better than Veera Valimaki. This is another designer that chooses great color and yarn to make simple designs great. Case in points,
Wow, what a long list. I hope I get to knit at least two to three before warm weather comes back. I might also try to design my first sweater. Nothing fancy, Just a simple raglan pullover using tutorial from KnitPicks. Compared to Sewing Coat which I am now attempting, knitting is much more simpler and doable. The elasticity of wool yarn means fitting is less of an issue as long as I don’t have too much positive ease. I hope you have fun planning your fall/winter projects.