Stitching Status: Preparing for Fall

Fall is coming. I can feel it in the air.
Mornings are getting crisper. Cher has been snuggling deeper and deeper into her blankets. I pulled out my fall/winter clothes to transition my closet and said hello to all my yummy sweaters I packed away in the spring. Over the last few months I’ve been knitting away for myself. It started with a Happy Little Sweater, then my charcoal grey Trail Jacket and then my Four Color Fable. I took a break and did some summer knitting but then dove into my super fun Technicolor Dream Coat (I’m dying to wear that a lot), then my rainbow Teazel, then the Pink Professor, then my Angelina and lastly my Mint Madness. I’m building a warm wardrobe that I love. But that also means putting other projects to the side and sometimes I feel a slight pang of guilt but then I remind myself that they’re my two hands and my yarn budget…so I’m not obligated to make anything except for what I want right now. A little harsh but so true. I have a few child sized things and toys I want to make for friends for fall but I accidentally stumbled upon this awesome yarn pairing that distracted me from that.
Madelinetosh Neon Peach – top, Miss Babs Yowza in Oyster – bottom left (as seen in this cardigan) and Madelinetosh Snowcone Shack – bottom right. I was saving these for other projects and somehow I picked up Snowcone Shack and thought, if I could blend this with Neon Peach it would be awesome! So I weighed what I had of each and decided to do another improvised top down raglan. I started knitting and realized there was one more color I could pull from my stash to add to this – the remainder of my mint yarn leftover from Mint Madness! And that’s how I ended up here.
Faded raglan in progress
It’s such a pretty blend of colors. I know it’s a super soft palette and very neutral up top but when I finish it with the Neon Peach it will feel like a DWJ knit. The neutral helps balance the neon that’s coming. It’s not a super fitted sweater so it has a touch of ease to it that I think will make it an awesome throw on pullover with jeans or skinny pants if I wear it to work. When I get excited I just don’t want to stop knitting! Now if it would just get a little bit cooler so I can just wear cardigans in the morning I’d be happier. What are you making to get yourself ready for fall?

10 Replies to “Stitching Status: Preparing for Fall”

  1. hmmm, another DWJ-Original so soon after the last . . .Wow! this is definitely a record! It is shaping up to be a uniquely DWJ piece, can’t wait to see the FO!

    1. I had some good time over the weekend to work on it. Might give you a sneak peek at work 😉

  2. Wow! I love these colors, and the way you are blending them is so subtle and beautiful. I will definitely be watching for the FO.

    For fall, I’ve got a half-finished cardigan I’m bored with, and a brand new stash item in a colorway called “Alternative Facts” (a fingering weight from Knitted Wit). Guess which one I want to work on right now!?

    1. HAHAHA I love the name Alternative Facts! The sweater starts out subtle and then it pops you at the end with some neon peach. I’m really happy with it so far.

  3. This will be another amazing DWJ make! For Fall, I find myself reaching for embroidery supplies.

    1. I really want to get into embroidery too! But in all honesty, my knitting consumes me enough LOL but I do think it’s a cool skill I could add to a sweater.

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