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!

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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.
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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!!! 😉

  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.

  3. 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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