I completed this sweater in December using the Vanessa Cable Cardigan pattern from MillaMia Sweden. I’m a tad disappointed because I had dreams I would look like this woman… …complete with cool neon yellow trim. But I would’ve had to buy neon yellow yarn and knit with it, as opposed to choosing burgundy yarn. I guess I didn’t really think that part of it through. … Continue reading Vanessa Cable Cardi
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
Your advice needed! I picked up this cardigan and these pants at Target a few days ago, and I’m pretty sure I did a fist pump while I was trying them on in the change room. Tuxedo-style ankle pants in colour-blocked black and white! [Fist Pump!] Colour-blocked cardigan in black and white and bright blue with groovy mesh on the back and sleeves! [Fist Pump!] … Continue reading Right on Target?
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
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
Around this time last year I was on vacation in Iceland. It’s one of the few places I’ve been where I decided I had to come back, and soon, as soon as I returned home. What an amazing country! It’s remote, sparsely populated, has incredible landscapes and seascapes, good food, and it’s easy to get around. Everywhere you go, there is yet another unusual vista, … Continue reading Iceland: Knit Inspiration
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