Stitching Status: Is It Spring Yet?

How is it March and it snowed last night?
My husband took the dogs out for their last walk of the evening and came back in covered in big fat snowflakes. I’m pretty sure Jellybean would like to transition from her sweaters and hoodies to a light weight t-shirt (yes, even in the summer she wears clothes or she’s shaking and freezing). And speaking of the dogs…
Our furniture style is pretty mid-century modern and when I saw this velvet couch for dogs in HomeGoods I couldn’t resist. It goes perfectly with the living room refresh I did in the fall. And although we cover our couch in blankets during the day so the girls can lounge on it, it’s nice to have a spot for them that’s all theirs whenever we have people over and the couch isn’t available to them.  Right now I have to bribe them by putting blankets or their heated mat on it but I have a feeling it will become Cher’s place to go when Jellybean is annoying her. And even though it’s snowing and cold today, I can feel spring around the corner. Here’s a little sneak peek of my test knit I just finished.
Vero Test Knit
I’ll definitely share more details once the pattern is released next week but I knit this up with the now discontinued Crystal Palace Panda Pearl Yarn I’ve used before (this cardigan and this top) and it’s a lovely and light piece begging for warmer days. Also why do all the yarns I love get discontinued? And I think my sweater knitting mojo is coming back. I’m knitting not one but two right now! I started on the Tamsyn cardigan last week after I picked up some yarn from Fringe Supply Co. in a lovely warm toffee color and black. I’m also adding in a random white stripe through the body as well. I’m halfway through the body but I’ve been hooked by the Carbeth sweater craze and decided to cast on the Carbeth cardigan for myself last night. I just can’t resist after seeing so many and clearly it’s a quick knit. I also want to make the pullover version for my cousin in Chicago too because in Chicago she can pretty much wear a sweater most of the year. So yes, I’m still knitting even though spring still feels like it is miles away.

15 Replies to “Stitching Status: Is It Spring Yet?”

  1. Oh wow!!! I LOVED KDD’s Carbeth pullover and now you’re doing the cardi?!!! I am SUPER-DUPER excited!!! I can’t wait to see the FO! 🙂

  2. I have also been bitten by the Carbeth craze fly. Almost casting on the cardigan version… which is much more useful down in São Paulo, Brazil. Swatch is already done.

    1. That’s how I ended up knitting a find your fade shawl. I saw so many I couldn’t resist anymore. I’m weak LOL

  3. There is a reason they say “March. In like a lion, out like a lamb!!!”
    Dog couch for the win…so cute.

    1. The only thing I don’t love about spring is all the rain because of having to walk the dogs BUT I’ll take rain over snow!

  4. Dog coach is just great! 🙂
    I have mixed feelings when it comes to spring. I want it to get warmer and more sunny, but I don’t feel excited for summer knits. I want to knit sweaters, nice and cozy winter pullovers… I can’t turn my mind to cotton this year. Isn’t life complicated? 😉

    1. See I love summer knitting but by July I’m already working on sweaters for fall 😂

  5. The Carbeth cardi is SO cute! I see a pattern purchase in the near future. Love greens-looking forward to seeing your version.

  6. Glad you’re getting on the Carbeth bandwagon; I love mine (although I did the pullover version). It did not escape my attention that the yarn you got from Fringe & Co. is toffee coloured and black. Hmm, a new colour palette for you? Can’t wait to see it. Also, love the shoulder detail on your test knit!

    1. I can do neutrals on occasion 😉 Actually I love that toffee color and decided I couldn’t do an entire sweater in that color or I’d look naked. So I’m going with stripes and popping in a little white – all the neutrals!!

  7. I love that Carbeth sweater! I so want one. I didn’t know there was a cardigan! Fav’d it. What a lucky dog. That chaise lounge is awesome.

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