Having grown tired of spending endless hours working on a sweater only to have it not fit well (or at all), I decided to design my own sweater from start to finish. I started with some basic measurements for a raglan yoke and an idea of the stitches I wanted to use and this was the result. I am pleased, but haven’t been able to wear it much what with the heat and all.
I thought about writing it up as a pattern for others to maybe knit up; and then I thought about how much work that would be. Inevitably it was my laziness that won out in that battle. I took some pictures though…
I used the little knots stitch on sleeves and back, top down raglan shaping, and short rows for the sleeve caps. Yarn is Malabringo’s Arroyo in coffee toffee (a yarn I wasn’t overly impressed with.) Ta-da!
It is dangerously easy to be lazy. Which is what I have been for some months now. Naturally I have been knitting endlessly, but I really need to be more productive than that. So here is me being productive… if you can consider solipsistic blogging productive. I have designed some simple knitting patterns, so hopefully I can rouse myself out of hibernation enough to write them up.
I have taken a few pictures over the months, though not nearly as many as I should/could/would like to. Several of them are now out of season – it no longer being christmas and all, but I post them none the less. Of course, there are images of the knitting I have done. I am, after all, a woman obsessed.
- setting up for our christmas party.
- big brother two: his presence is so fleeting it is difficult to catch on camera
- decorating cookies with the boys at christmas. They have no fear of sugar
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