Weekend Work

This weekend was hectic but I still managed to get a little knitting done!
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Jellybean was super helpful and snuggly Friday night as I worked on a baby cardigan for a friend. I’m giving it to her today so you’ll get to see it this week.
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Another girlfriend with a toddler sent me a link to a Gap cardigan she liked for her son Eli, I dug through my stash to pull out the colors. I’ll use the same baby cardigan pattern I always use but just add in stripes, this should be a fun knit.
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And I ordered some Berroco Remix yarn to try out a different fiber for a vest for my husband. The color is more brown than I expected but it’s got a cool tweed look to it. We shall see how this one works up. I’ve got a design idea for him swirling in my head that I want to make and hope I can with this yarn.

Did you have a good weekend?

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Stitching Status: Itching to Finish

I’ve got a few projects I’m itching to finish but just don’t know if they’re a priority right now. In the evenings I’ve been working on my cotton Guthrie sweater again.
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I’m about six inches from below the underarm and I want to make this a long sleeve version this time (in case you missed my short sleeve fitted version from summer). I really do hate knitting sleeves but I want this to be a light weight long sleeve I can wear to work. My afternoon classroom is insanely hot so I’ve been avoiding wearing my long sleeve sweaters. Plus I might wear this one for holiday photos this year…we shall see.
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I’m also itching to get back to my Kangarullover because it’s green, has a massive pocket and will be such a fun layering piece as it gets colder. But it’s a pretty big project with tons of garter stitch so I can only work on it in the evenings. And I have another cardigan I started working on and put away as it got to hot, my Tamsyn, that I should finish too. I can’t find a picture of it but it’s a good striped neutral cardigan that would be great in my wardrobe. But November is coming and I’ve got a ton of little kids I want to knit some things for and a sweater vest I want to make my husband…so these things might just be put to the side until my winter break. If only I had another set of hands!

What are you working on right now?

FO: A Trio of Rainbow Tecumsehs

This might be the happiest trio of knits I’ve made to date. I love a good rainbow and I love my dogs so when I combined dogs, rainbows and hand knits I knew it would be a great combo. I’m happy to say I completed my trio of Tecumseh sweaters and couldn’t be happier. And let me say that taking pictures of dogs is sooooo hard. LOL
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First up, let’s talk about my Rainbow Tecumseh sweater. After knitting my cotton version I knew I wanted the body of my next Tecumseh sweater to be longer. I also thought it would be fun to make the pattern into a rainbow. I ended up settling with the body in a lovely navy blue Miss Babs Yowza in McHales. If you haven’t used Yowza you really should give it a try, I love how soft it is and that you can machine wash it. I was able to knit all the way to the end of the dark purple colorwork before my skein of Yowza ended. I love gigantic skeins of yarn. And for the rainbow I used the following colors:

  • Red: Berroco Vintage DK Sour Cherry
  • Orange: Berroco Vintage DK Orange
  • Yellow: Berroco Vintage DK Banane
  • Green: Berroco Vintage DK Holly
  • Blue: Berroco Vintage DK Blue Note
  • Indigo/Purple: Simplicity by Hikoo in Red Hat Purple
  • Violet: Berroco Vintage DK Aster
  • White: Berroco Vintage DK Snow Day

Rainbow TecumsehsI was unsure how I was going to keep the rainbow going to extend it but I swapped out the lavender I was originally going to use for a deeper purple in my stash and then went with lavender and white for the final colors. I couldn’t be happier. I also knit this sweater in a medium this time around, which is closer to my natural bust size so I wouldn’t have a sweater with a ton of ease. And for the dog versions I broke the rainbows in half. You saw the details on Jellybean’s  Tecumseh last week.
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For Cher’s I decided to go with red for the main color of her sweater, I was going to do the pale yellow but wanted a bolder pop for her sweater. She wasn’t super interested in taking photos even after giving her treats so that’s why you see her resting her head on my arms. My sweet girl is 14 years old and likes things her way and I don’t like to fuss with her too much. With age, she’s earned that right.
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But to my surprise I turned around and she was sitting nicely with Jellybean posing in her sweater so I got to snap a few pics. I love these little dogs so much.
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And Jellybean, well she’s always down for photos and snuggles. I sent my husband these pics and he said this should just be our Christmas card without him! LOL But I’m working on something for him for winter that will probably be what he wears for our holiday pics. I couldn’t be more tickled by these sweaters and I love seeing what color combos everyone else is coming up with in our Raverly group too! Come and join in on the Tecumseh fun!