Monthly Review: August 2019

August was…a bit hectic. But I did finish a duo of cuteness.

Birds of a feather

The only project I was able to finish was my ‘Feather’ Featherweight cardigan and Jellybean’s ‘Feather’ Featherweight pullover. And to be honest, I’m so ready for fall and cooler temps so I can wear it, the yarn is so soft and it’s just so fun. I know my students think my style is so wild but I just like to wear what I love.

I keep picking up my Linus cardigan when I great breaks and my Ausma…well, it’s still in its baby stages. Maybe I’ll finish it by Christmas and wear it then since it’s green. I have been working on a sweater of my own design for my BFF Jess. She’s coming with me to Rhinebeck this year for that Saturday and I thought she should have a new sweater for that experience. I wanted to knit myself a Rhinebeck sweater and embroider it but honestly, I’d be happy to finish my Linus. It makes me smile whenever I look at it and my free time is super limited. What were you able to finish in the month of August? What are you looking forward to making next?

20 Replies to “Monthly Review: August 2019”

  1. I finished a fun project in August: these cute Yip-Yips. https://www.ravelry.com/projects/sfdcnj/yip-yips-knit-3
    As usual, I have a bunch of WIPs, but I hope to finish a sweater for my granddaughter by the end of September. The project that I’m taking slowly but is giving me much happiness is a cabled shawl that I started back in May. I love your feather sweater, Dana!

  2. You two look adorable! Everything you make looks fabulous on you and Jellybean.

  3. Dana I love your sweater! I finished a Savage Heart Cardi https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/savage-heart-cardigan
    I don’t have pictures yet, but I totally think you should knit one of these. The open sleeve shape makes for an airy sweater, which you might like. Also, the construction is very fun.
    I also finished knitting the squares for a huge log cabin blanket, and I’m 1/4 of the way through joining them.
    Thanks for the inspiration, and for continuing to post here when you must be buried with work. Being a student and a teacher- both high workload pursuits on their own- must be crazy. I’m over here cheering for you!

  4. Very cute sweaters for you both. WIPs this last month into his month.

  5. I don’t know which one of you two is cuter! I’m working on Andrea Mowrys Montana Mountain Cowl and I finished my first pair of socks! This is a big deal because I swore I would never be a sock knitter! I really can’t explain the appeal, but I’m hooked and I blame Kay Gardiner!!

  6. I finished my vintersol sweater, a vintersol for my dog, a six point tee and a togue pond tank. Guess who inspired me haha 😁

      1. I have a couple of pics on Instagram…same username 😄 You have totally sparked the kniited dog sweater in me! Your custom dog sweater article on MDK is ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

      2. You need a pic of you two together! ☺️ but I’m glad the article helped.

  7. My days are blending together – what day is it? Friday? Monday? Yes, I still have summer brain, which is turning into sabbatical brain. I’ve been knitting up a storm and am currently working on a tunic-length version of Alice. I’ll be on an extended road trip this fall, which includes a stop at Knit City in Vancouver. I’ll be missing Rhinebeck this year. Have fun!

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