Archive for March, 2013

…or something to that effect!

Work has definitely interfered with my personal blogging. Since I’m doing a lot of writing for work now, I tend to avoid it on my time off (which I’d rather spend knitting, anyway). But 2013 is looking like it will be a sweater year. Back in January, I finished Vivian…

Vivian HoodieI love my Vivian hoodie! Thanks to photographer extraordinaire, Evelyn Lamprey, for the pic!

  • Pattern: Vivian by Ysolda Teague
  • Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Taria Tweed (color #2761)
  • Needles: U.S. 7 (4.5mm) for body and hood; U.S. 8 (5.0mm) for sleeves
  • Started: 8/28/11, then ripped out and restarted 12/24/12 after I noticed 3 errors I couldn’t live with
  • Finished: 1/19/13 (yeah, I can’t believe I finished all that cabling in less than a month either!)
  • Notes: My gauge was off (I’m a loose knitter, heh.) so I followed the instructions for size 38 to come out to roughly a size 42 with very little ease. I also had to seriously modify the sleeve length. Further details are on my Ravelry project page. I still need to buy some clasps (not doing the zipper as the pattern calls for), but for now I’m fastening it with a shawl pin.

Immediately after finishing Vivian, I cast on for a February Lady Sweater. I bought the yarn well over 3 years ago, it was about time! (Heck, I still have a sweater’s worth of yarn from before we moved nearly 4 years ago that needs to be knit up.) Finished knitting that on 3/1/13, but I still need to sew on the buttons. Why does it always take so long to get around to that one last little step?!

I’ve now started my third adult-sized sweater for the year, Niche from Norah Gaughan Vol. 12. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it, and we have a knitalong going on at Patternworks right now using Maya yarn. Yellow is totally not my color, though, so I’m using #5630, Lagoon. Once again, I’ve had to go down two needle sizes to get the correct stitch gauge (measured after washing and blocking a swatch, thankyouverymuch), so my row gauge is tighter than the pattern specifies, thus I’m making some modifications. Fingers crossed!

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