Finished Knitted Cardi & Work-in-Progress T-Shirt Dress

I just finished this cardigan…started it in December — whew! It was an on-again, off-again kind of affair. It’s a bit of a milestone for me because it is the first garment I’ve knitted for which I didn’t follow someone else’s pattern! When I first started knitting a few years ago I remember browsing through projects on Ravelry and seeing knitters who had made modifications … Continue reading Finished Knitted Cardi & Work-in-Progress T-Shirt Dress

I’ve got a crush on an 81-year-old woman

I’ve managed to turn out a couple of new garments in the past couple of weeks, and I’ve also developed a school-girl crush on an 81-year-old woman in Britain. First, here’s my new Annika cardigan, based on the pattern by Milla Mia Sweden. I modified it a fair bit from the pattern directions, mainly making the bottom half far narrower than called for. I’ve detailed … Continue reading I’ve got a crush on an 81-year-old woman

TaDaaa: Erika Colour Block Cardigan

Finally finished! The Erika colour block cardigan. Yarn: Cascade 220 Sport in 7803 magenta, 8892 azure, and 8914 granny smith.Pattern: Erika cardigan by Milla Mia Sweden My modifications: knit it a couple of inches shorter than the pattern called for, and left off the front patch pockets. My project is detailed on Ravelry here: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/lbeckste/erika-cardigan My husband thinks the colour combo is too much. What … Continue reading TaDaaa: Erika Colour Block Cardigan

On my Needles: Batik Dress & Colour Block Cardigan

There are a couple of things on my needles these days. I’m making a sleeveless dress from this beautiful batik fabric I bought in Ghana, using Burda’s “Fatina” pattern #6051. And on my knitting needles, I’m working on the Erika Cardigan by MillaMia, using Cascade 220 sport yarn. I chose a brighter blue than the model from the MillaMia website, as well as chartreuse for … Continue reading On my Needles: Batik Dress & Colour Block Cardigan