beret, sweater love

something blue, something new

Blue Poppy

Pattern: Poppy Hat by Kate Jackson
Yarn: GGH Soft Kid
Needles: Size 7 circs

At TNNA I had the pleasure of briefly meeting a very nice designer named Kate Jackson.  She had a lovely  decorated booth with pretty stylish knits and she herself was very warm and inviting that I knew I had to pursue my owner to take a look.   Sure enough, Trish allowed me to pick out a few patterns for her shop and here’s the first of many I hope to knit up!

Made in about a day, this hat filled the instant knit gratification I have been looking for!  While the Honeymoon Cami is still making it’s way on the needles, I knew I needed an FO to keep the mojo going.  The yarn although super sticky (as is mohair) makes for a light and airy beret.  I’m am already planning on in every Soft Kid color my LYS has!

With that done I couldn’t help but to cast on finally for a sweater from Rebecca No. 36. originally called "Brown Sweater with Cables". (Ravelry Link)

I heart cables

Would you  believe in my wonderful time of being a knitter I’ve made two pullover sweaters?  The first was the Nothing’ But a T-shirt by Alison Hansel and the second being Rusted Root from the Zypher Gals.  The other sweaters were cardigans or vests… that needed to be remedied stat!

I’m actually enjoying making all these cables more than I thought I would!  At first glance at the pattern I thought of what a headache keeping track of the cabling was going to be but sure enough a few rows in I got the rhythm and have been able to knit on without the pattern at my side.  I’ve substituted the yarn with Rowan Cashsoft Aran and am so pleased with it!  The cashsoft really allows for great cable definition!

Cableicious

This sweater is traveling down with me to the NC Outer Banks where I will be vacationing with a few friends for the next week! I’m so looking forward to some sun, sand and wine with friends.  I hope you all are having a great July!  Can it really be August in a week? Really?  Where does the time go!?