Heather Hoodie Vest

Heather Hoodie

Pattern: Heather Hoodie Vest, Fall 09 Knitscene
Yarn: Cascade Eco Wool, 2 balls
Needles: US 10.5 Addi circulars
Modifications: Only did about 6 rows for the ribbing for the arms and the button band.

I started this hoodie with my friend Jillian as a knitalong.  We both saw it out of the Fall Knitscene and I think I totally convinced her to make it all the while knowing she wasn't going to be too happy with the 200+ stitches she had to pick up for the button band.  Sorry there Jill!

We also kinda had to use the word "knitalong" loosely.  I can't help myself sometimes, I get into a groove and then poouf it's blocking on the floor of my apartment.  These hands have a mind of their own!

Heather Hoodie Vest

Cascade Eco Wool really blocks out so nicely. This sweater has no shaping but I find that the cables gather it in just enough to give the illusion of shaping.  EcoWool also has the tendency to grow lengthwise but I think in this case it's ok.

I also happen to LOVE the over sized hood.

Heather Hoodie Vest

When you have a pretty large head of hair it's hard to find a hood that won't fall back.  This one has so much room I can let the curls fall where they may and feel assured my head will stay warm.  For those who aren't into such a huge hood, there are many people that dialed it back a bit by doing a few less rows.

I got the buttons sewed right before the husband and I went off to an Oktoberfest party.  Lederhosen, beer steins, wurst platters and a hand knitted sweater. Perfektion!

Thus concludes the cardigan making for a while.  I have a few other sweaters half way done in the knitting basket but I am feeling the scarf/hat need at the moment.  October is almost here which means a Ten-Ten party is soon to come 🙂


My hearts a flutter

more of my sleeves

Pattern: Flutter Sleeve Cardigan by Sweaterbabe
Yarn: Spud & Chloe, Sweater, 4 balls
Needles: Size 9 circs

Nothing says "I love this sweater to much and can't wait to show the internets" like a  late night bathroom photoshoot!  With the busy weekend I have ahead, the thought of me not being able to blog about this until Monday seemed ridiculous!  I'm suprised I even had the patience to let this fully dry after I blocked it but I knew I had to… it's just so pretty!

I didn't even see this knit coming…  I originally saw it on Ravelry and then saw Hannah's finished one on her blog and I was a woman obsessed. I had mental lists of all the knitting I was going to be doing, scarves, hats, other fantastic cardigans, but you've read it before and you'll read it again, when there's a knit that is as good as this everything else just gets pushed aside!

Flutter Sleeve Cardigan

I started this about three weeks ago and couldn't put it down.  I even took it with me to one of my girlfriends' bachlorette weekends.  It was one of those fun lounging type trips which allowed me to do a little bit of relaxation and knitting.  The pattern is such that it really keeps you entertained the entire way.  Katherine also does a great job at really detailing her instructions – she walks you through every step which makes this a great pattern for any beginner knitter.  I decided to lengthen the sweater about 3 inches in the body.  The original sweater hit me at around my natural waist and after conferring with Patricia and our other knitty friends, we all felt that the beautiful leaf lace would look even better in a more full length sweater.

The yarn is a dream.  It's soft, drapes well and has wonderful stitch definition.  The cotton blend also makes me believe that it will hold up well and not stretch out like most wools do.  I think I found one of my new go to favorite yarns, yea Spud & Chloe!

like butter

Gosh, I am such a cardigan maker/wearer. I just tend to gravitate to the cardigan more so than pullovers.  Perhaps because I know my wardrobe and what I would absoutely wear… so don't be suprised if you see another cardigan debut on this here blog soon too!  Have a great weekend everyone one!


Mr. November and now Mr. Record Breaker

I have many loves in my life and one is Yankees Baseball. 

When my husband told me he was going to the game that the boy from Kalamazoo, MI (and born in NJ, I might add) may break Lou Gerhig's record we looked at each other and nodded in agreement, You're taking the camera and the biggest zoom lens we have!

Jeter's Hit!

While getting a beer, my darling husband caught this shot.  The record breaker, 2, 722 hit!

Derek is quite possibly one of my favorite baseball players.  The man has talent, style, and most importantly class.  I remember one Father's Day we happened to be in the same restaurant as Derek and his family.  I was so impressed with how down to earth he was and how he just allowed everyone he passed say hello and shake his hand.   My father of course concentrated on Dr. Jeter and wished him a Happy Father's Day that day letting him know that "he did alright with his son".   And boy they did.

Thanks Jete!

Thanks Jete for making me love the Yankees and you even more!