Which Project: And the Winner is….

Well, the votes are in and there really wasn’t any competition. With an overwhelming 60% of the votes, you guys chose…

Gabrielle Sweater via Ravelry
Gabrielle Sweater via Ravelry

Gabrielle! Which is actually the pattern I’ve been leaning towards. I already have a pink cardigan I knit last year so a pullover was what I really started to think about. Added bonus, I’ll have enough yardage leftover to make my BFF Jess a Carbeth Cardigan in the pink color too! I’ve already knit two Carbeth cardigans with Intent Yarn so why not make another? Also, Periwinkle Sheep is back from their vacation, you should grab some Intent Yarn for yourself while it’s still $15 a skein!
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I’m down to the ribbing on my cotton Guthrie, then I just have to knit the short sleeves (I’m thinking elbow length). I’m heading to Chicago next week for a little vacation so I’m hoping to pack it with me. Send me all the good knitting vibes so that I have it blocking by Sunday! Have a wonderful knit filled weekend!

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Which Project? Cardigan or Pullover

Can I say I loved the comments about what your stash looks like? I liked whenever a notification came through. My favorite came from Zen Knitter, “S.A.B.L.E Stash amount beyond life expectancy!” LOL that definitely sums up my yarn stash. And although I’ve been good about going through my stash this year, I have made yarn purchases and one of them with a lot of my favorite yarn from Periwinkle Sheep, Intent. She had a sale and was selling it for $15 a skein and I bought all the skeins of her Rose Quartz colorway (10 skeins in total).
Rose Quartz Intent Yarn
It’s a gorgeous soft muted pink, I know most folks this about me wearing bold color but I actually wear a lot of pink in every shade and this one was calling out to me. But I need help deciding what I will make with it. I considered making the Tamarack (Hers) sweater with it but I’ve actually got a really vivid bright pink in my stash of Berroco Vintage Chunky that I think will work (or I may knit it for this sweater – I’m too indecisive). But I think I’ve narrowed it down to three options and I’d love some feedback.

Option 1: Gabrielle pullover

Gabrielle Sweater via Ravelry
Gabrielle Sweater via Ravelry

I always feel like my closet is lacking pullovers and I love the open panel down the front on this one. I could wear a ton of different tanks underneath it.

Option 2: Marylebone cardigan

Marylebone cardigan via Ravelry
Marylebone cardigan via Ravelry

This isn’t my normal pick. I love a cardigan but this has cables and reverse stockinette stitch body. It’s got a bit of interest but the pale pink won’t compete too hard with the cables.

And my wildcard option: Newale cardigan

Newale Cardigan via Ravelry
Newale Cardigan via Ravelry

Another cardigan but with a more feminine shape to it. I can see pairing this one with dresses a lot.

So help me out and vote below. I’ll reveal the results on Friday! 

Voting closed!

FO: A Second Carbeth Cardigan

I don’t have pictures of my cousin Safia wearing her new Carbeth Cardigan but I do have pictures of the finished object. She got it in the mail last week Thursday and we did a video chat when she opened it and she loved the color and the fit was perfection! She’s one of the few people I know who really loves a surprise so when we spoke originally we talked about the pullover and then the cardigan came out and I thought that might be better and she told me to just pick and don’t tell her what I chose or show her the color. That was torture for me because I hate keeping secrets about gifts!
Safia’s Carbeth
Since I loved my Carbeth made with Periwinkle Sheep Intent Yarn I scooped up the last of her Be Still My Heart colorway. It’s a lovely red with pink and a subtle orange running through it. It’s tough to photograph the true color and it’s so multidimensional. My pics make it look orange but it’s a much more subtle, deep red shade. I’m telling you, if you love color, you need to try some Periwinkle Sheep yarn. She’s got some gorgeous shade of blue in Intent on sale right now. And you’ve seen her yarn here before in my Mom’s Blueberry Oatmeal sweater and my cousin’s Rain Outside Shawl that was so vivid and full of color I wanted to keep it for myself.
Safia’s Carbeth
And just like with my Carbeth, I wasn’t sure I’d have enough yarn (I squeaked out just enough) so I used the leftover blue from my Mom’s sweater to knit the folded over neckband. It’s a fun pop of bright blue against the red. And I used these fun bronze heart buttons with gears inside of them that I picked up from Joann’s on sale. I have a feeling with how Chicago weather goes she’ll be wearing this cardigan all year round. And since it’s her birthday month I’m already working on another project and she’s coming to town next week so I can actually give it to her in person.
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I’m making her a Brio-Garter hat since I loved mine so much. Since her head is a little smaller I’ve sized down to a size 6 needle and I think it’s going to be just the right size for her head. I’m mixing a fun variegated blue and purple yarn with silver metallic yarn. I can’t wait to see how this one looks when I’m finished! And as always, when I knit I have a dog who wants to be a part of the process too. LOL