recent knitting

Well. I went to drop in a few pictures of the things I’ve knit since I last posted about my completed projects. Turns out I’ve finished a ton of stuff this year! All these pictures are on both my Flickr and Ravelry pages, so if you follow me in either of those places, none of this will be new. Also, this post is a beast.

First up: Eivor. I made this for Clara but it was too small. I gave it away to a special baby friend. I’m really proud of this; it’s the loveliest thing I’ve knit.

Eivor

This is Ishbel. I made it for my seester for her wedding. I don’t like knitting shawls (even though I’ve made three this year!) but this one is pretty fun.

Sea Silk Ishbel

Sea Silk Ishbel

For my beloved goddaughter’s 7th birthday I knit her a Kerrera. The pattern is pretty intense but the finished product is awesome, and so cozy and soft. Also, it is pretty huge on her so she’ll be able to wear it for years. Fairy godmother points to me.

Guinevere's Kerrera Lucy modeled it for me and asked for one of her own right away, so I’m 3/4 of the way through a purple Kerrera for her. Lucky duck. Doing the giant hood and then the double garter edging again, which is all I have left, is making me crazy. 

Guinevere's Kerrera

I was originally going to make matching shawls for Meribeth and me for the wedding but that didn’t pan out. And Kerrera is reemphasizing that I do not love to knit the same pattern twice in a row, so I ripped it out and switched to Halligarth. But I didn’t gauge swatch and my knitting is looser than it’s supposed to be, so I had to do fewer repeats than the pattern called for, and it looks airier than the pattern. Which is fine, because I still love it. But at some point I want to knit another one to look like the sample. (It matched my bridesmaid’s dress perfectly. Booya.)

Halligarth

Halligarth

These are just basic slip stitch heel ribbed socks, but the yarn is amazing. They could have been a couple of inches taller. Still gorgeous.

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I knit this hat in the week we were at my parents’ house in August. It’s my favourite colours and the yarn is just lovely.

Favourite Colours Phew. There it all is. I just really love knitting! On tap for the fall are: a few cabled hats for various hatless members of the family, buttons on Clara’s finished sweater, the rest of Lucy’s Kerrera, a super awesome colourblocked sweater for Rowan, a secret project, and a fingering weight striped sweater for me. What a lovely queue.