Spring/Summer Knitting Decisions

So I’ve made some good progress on the Aeon Vest for my Mom. I can see her being so tickled when I give it to her. The yarn is a super bright blue, her favorite, and the ribbing detail looks really lovely. And despite the somewhat complex instructions (they have pictures to show you how to turn your work a certain way) I’m not too intimidated by the pattern and I’m making it work! YAY me!

I’ve also decided on a few summer things I need to knit.

Adelaide pattern via Ravelry
Adelaide pattern, image via Ravelry

Quince & Co released their 2016 Kestrel yarn collection of patterns and I’ve decided to use my Berroco Maya yarn in my stash to make this lovely summer top. I want to make something summery and light but still work for the office with cropped pants or a skirt. I think this one fits the bill! I’ve been going back and forth on what to make for summer and whether or not I’d just shorten the sleeves on another pattern but I think something like this would be perfect.

Teazel cardigan by Bristol Ivy
Teazel, image via Ravelry

I’ve also been mildly obsessed with the Teazel cardigan by Bristol Ivy since she released it the other week. I keep looking at it and decided that this would be a quick project to whip up. A bulky weight yarn, circular yolk cardigan, piece-o-cake! I just love the swing shape, it’s so lady like. Plus if I do this in a cotton yarn it will be a perfect summer layer for my always freezing office.

My weekend is going to be pretty low key. I might visit an alpaca farm in my neck of the woods for a knitting group or I may take dinner to friends with a newborn. Either way, I’ll be working on that vest for my Mom and then on Sunday celebrating Easter and having dinner with my family. Have a lovely weekend everyone!

10 Replies to “Spring/Summer Knitting Decisions”

  1. The Teazel looks too stiff to me. Needs more drape, or it could just be the way she is posing/holding the sweater. Love the color though!!!

  2. Dana–you are a bad, bad influence! I have fallen in love with the Teazel sweater! OMG. I think I will have to shop for yarn for it when I’m in Loveland, CO for Interweave Yarn Fest!

      1. So much fun! Went last year which was the first year for the fest and had so much fun. Top notch instructors, shopping, and the scenery.

  3. Enjoy your weekend! I know whatever pattern you pick you’re going to make it well.

  4. I honestly can’t tell if I like this cardy because there isn’t a clear picture of it from the front. Pet peeve of mine. I’ll be looking forward to seeing how you knit this up.

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