Stitching Status: I Lied

First, let me say you guys rock and I love all your loving and sweet comments on my holiday post (and every post really). I’ve gotten a lot of positivity about my pic and my husband has gotten teased a bit at work but hey, we love it. But now I have to make a confession…I lied to you guys. I said I thought my husband’s sweater would be my last of the year.
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It’s not. I was going to work on some hats as thank you gifts and my Dotted Rays shawl and I just didn’t want to pick up a small needle after working on his sweater.
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So I picked up my size 17 needles and some super bulky yarn from my stash instead. I’m almost finished with the Superbulky Grandpa by Joji Locatelli.
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I don’t normally like super bulky yarn or really chunky knits. I’m not a think woman, I’m a bit on the short and curvy side so I prefer things that are fitting and show my shape. I don’t want to add bulky BUT despite being super sized, this cardigan has a nice shape to it and it has interesting construction. Which was perfect after what felt like miles of stockinette stitch. So I’m sorry I lie and said I was done with sweaters for the year. This was has been a fun one to work on and I’ll hopefully get to share the finished project next week!

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FO: Shades of Blue Sweater (2x)

It was a glorious snowy weekend in Maryland. I was able to cook earlier in the week so I had lots of good food and didn’t have to worry about cooking all weekend. So that meant I was able to spend all day on the couch bundled up with the dogs finishing my husband’s shades of blue sweater. YAY!
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I think he really likes it, the fit was spot on but he got hit with some sudden sickness Saturday afternoon so this was about all the enthusiasm he could give me. Wait until you see our holiday photo. LOL I told him to save his energy to try to give me a smile…I got some smirks but it was still a good pic (I’ll share it later this week). If you need a reminder of the sweater he asked for you can see it on this post. This was a simple top down raglan sweater pattern by Joji. I know I could’ve done the math and figured it all out myself but I just didn’t want to do all that work. I intentionally picked dk weight so that it would like nicer and despite the 300 stitches I had to knit for that body I love how clean and nice it came out. I used Berroco Vintage DK that I bought from Little Knits on super sale and I’ve still got a skein of each color leftover…I may have a cardigan in shades of blue in my future. And on Sunday morning I whipped up this version to match for Cher.
Cher’s shades of blue sweater
I love her sweet face. She always looks like she doesn’t care but she’s the most loved dog you’ll ever find. I didn’t tell my husband I was making Cher a matching sweater with his because I just wanted to surprise him. I figured if Jellybean and I wore our matching Angelina sweaters for our holiday photos he and Cher should match too. I was right, it was super cute and now he and his favorite furry girl can coordinate this winter. My holiday photos are done, cards for the new year have been ordered and my holiday shopping has been completed. Now to just finish grading final papers and entering grades and I can have a little breathing room before things really get crazy in the new year. How’s your holiday planning going?

A Cozy Idea

The other day my husband jokingly said he wanted me to knit him a robe. In my family, you know you’re in the inner circle when you get a robe. After my husband and I got married my Dad bought him a plush robe for Christmas – we are robe people. But I’ve never really wanted to knit a robe…until I saw this pattern.

Florham by Andi Satterlund
Florham by Andi Satterlund

This is Florham by Andi Satterlund from Stranded Magazine. Um…I kind of want to knit one for my cousin Safia in Chicago who I make so much stuff for already. If I knit it in her favorite shade of purple I’m pretty sure she’d stay wrapped up in it with her Christmas pajamas we send her all winter long. I’d just have to figure out the best yarn to use…