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!
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”
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!!! 😉
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…
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.
Yep! Same here. LOL 🙂
I’m gonna stick the drying swatch out into the sun so I can get started on the teen’s socks.
Lucky girl ☺️
Amazing! I’m looking forward to seeing the coat.
Love the yarn combo for your swing coat. Please continue to share progress notes.
Ooh! I love that variegated yarn. Can’t wait to see how it knits up.
Me too! I’m hoping to get a few inches under the arm and then worn up a sleeve to see how it looks.