Monday, February 08, 2010

February check-in!

I love my new cardigan! I love the delicacy of the fabric and I'm very keen to knit another 4ply weight garment, I really enjoyed this one!

Knit on 3.5mm needles with 2.3 skeins of Wollmeise Twin in "Ruby Thursday". The pattern is Honeybee by Laura Chau. I love Laura's style and despite my misgivings after all the eratta I discovered in the B-Side Cardigan Saga, I'm keen to try out some more of her patterns. She really seems to have her finger on the pulse of what's popular and has released another lovely cardigan pattern: The Carter Cardigan. I look forward to trying this one out eventually (but not until there's some successful examples on Raverly first!)

Also off the needles is Daybreak by Stephen West. I powered through this in 2 days. It was a very basic knit, nothing complicated or particularly exciting, but the stripes! Oh my the stripes were incredibly motivating! I felt so virtuous using leftover scrap yarn from other projects, and I spent quite a bit of time in the planning of this to get the right effect. I enjoyed knitting this as much as I enjoy knitting Kauni or Noro. I am a stripe addict.Having the kids back at school and the youngest now in his first year means that there is a whole lot more knitting time up my sleeve, and while eventually I figure I should get my bum back into the paid workforce, for now I am revelling in the peace and quiet and absolute luxury of being unencumbered! woohoo!

8 comments:

Rose Red said...

That is the nicest version of the Honeybee cardigan I've seen! Looks great on you.

lucretia said...

I love your Honeybee, I actually bought the pattern right after seeing it for the first time.
My youngest started school this year too, I really need to cash in on the knitting time!

Stitch Sista said...

Gorgeous cardy and what a great colour! Love the shawl too :).

I'm just a teensy bit jealous of all your free time, but I'll try not to wish the next few years away!

dash robin said...

beautiful, beautiful cardy! LOVE it...and the stripes of the shawl are so intricate and almost vintage looking, amazing work sam!

Alrischa said...

After all those years of doing half a row between breaking up fights, you could probably justify a year or two off ;-)

Ann said...

The Honeybee looks great on you. You have done a fabulous job. I love knitting with 4ply although it does take a little longer.

Lynne said...

The cardigan is very pretty and the colour lifts it to a whole new level. Congratulations on a job well done.

giddykids.blogspot.com said...

How on earth did you get 2.5 skeins of woolmeise? (SP?)
Gorgeous sweater!