Stitching Status: Spring Spirit

It has been freezing here in Maryland/DC even after our big snow and it’s definitely not feeling spring like at all. But I know it’s coming and I’m knitting!

Jellybean would like to switch to her lighter layers soon.

I’ve still got my Tamsyn neutral sweater on my needles but I haven’t made much progress since I finished my Mom’s sweater. I’m working on the body of a Carbeth for my cousin but on my snow day I couldn’t resist starting something else new for myself that was swirling around in my brain. I have a swing coat I love that I bought from Anthropologie almost 2 years ago now but I’ve always known I could make something better. Plus every time I wear it everyone asks if I made it and I knew I could I just needed more confidence in making my own stuff.
So I pulled out this Miss Babs Yowza in Dahlia (the peachy coral shade) and Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK in Bollywood and have been making up my own version of a swing coat with wide sleeves for spring. I’m doing the sleeves, trim and pockets in the variegated Bollywood shade and the body in the bright coral. I already had to frog back a few rows because the box pleat I wanted to do just didn’t work out the way I wanted but I’ve already got other ideas on how to give it the shape I want. I’m super proud of myself for even being able to frog back and just work the two rows over. Before I would’ve panicked and probably started it all over but with time comes more confidence and knowledge. I’m excited about the possibility of what I can create and I’m hoping that if I knit myself a cute spring jacket it will help usher on spring.

So what are you working on?

12 Replies to “Stitching Status: Spring Spirit”

  1. Oh DWJ, go for it!!! That’s wonderful!!! A swing coat made esp FOR you, BY you!!! That will surely be something to be proud of no matter how it turns out . . . I’m SUPER excited!!! πŸ˜‰

  2. Off to the studio today to see if I can rescue a dress shirt I started a gajillion years ago and making progress on Brooklyn Tweed’s Squall (for the ladyfriend) as well as the Brae Cove tunic. Always tempted to cast on another project, but I really want to finish Squall (on the sleeves, thankfully) first because it’s not for me, and I live with her. She can see me working on other things…

    1. HAHAHA meanwhile I’ve knit things for my husband in front of him as gifts and if I don’t talk to him directly about it he is clueless.

      1. Yep! Same here. LOL πŸ™‚

  3. I’m gonna stick the drying swatch out into the sun so I can get started on the teen’s socks.

  4. Love the yarn combo for your swing coat. Please continue to share progress notes.

    1. Me too! I’m hoping to get a few inches under the arm and then worn up a sleeve to see how it looks.

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