Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Sweater weather?

I know I really shouldn't be complaining, after the mild summer we had, but can fall hurry up and get here already? It's been over 90 every day for over a week and a half. Luckily (according to the weather idiots), we're having a "cold front" today and it's only supposed to be 86. Brrrrrr. A breeze.

However, these warm temperatures haven't prevented me from starting a few new fall sweaters (nor have they enabled me into finishing my summer sweaters, but that's a topic for another day).

Several weeks ago, when I wanted something to just go around and around on, I started Devon out of Rowan Cotton Glace. I love it. I love the colors, and the stripes, and it's taking me FOREVER. But that's OK. I don't have to knit any sleeves!

Ariann out of Ella Rae Classic. Love the yarn. Love the color. Love the pattern. Not very far yet.

Buttony out of Debbie Bliss Cashmernio Chunky. I'm a bit nervous about this one, since it's really a "wing it" type of sweater. My fingers are crossed that I can pull it off. If not, I'm sure I can find another sweater to use this yarn for.

And finally, Jarrett (from Rowan Vintage Knits), for Hubbo, out of Ella Rae Classic. I've had a bear of a time trying to get gauge for this. I originally purchased Silky Wool for this sweater, but came nowhere near getting gauge (20st/4in) with it. After much perusing of the internets (and of Ravelry), I realized that 20st/4in is WORSTED weight gauge. Not DK/Sport. I swatched with the Ella Rae, he picked a color, and I haven't looked back since.
I'm trying to knit this one in secret for Christmas. I plan to work on it at the shop on the weekends, and when he's not around here (for example, I plan to go do a few rows before he gets up this morning). It may take me until next Christmas, but I am determined to get this done. Of course, last night he told me that he really liked this sweater Monk is wearing.

Practically the same people. He's so predictable.

I do have other grand fall/winter knitting plans, but this will have to do for now. I've got to finish some projects first!


  1. Wow, lots of sweaters! I love the colors in your Devon.

  2. I can't wait to see the progress on everything. I attemtped the Buttony sweater. I ripped it and used the yarn for Juliet from Zephyr Style. I still really like the sweater though.

  3. You are always working on so many things!!

  4. Congratulations on your kitchen, and I hope those final contractor issues are worked out soon.

    Thank you for sending a 90 degree day this way. I'll take it over the damp fall days that give me headaches. I still want to knit sweaters really badly too (yarn is on backorder) so I'll live vicariously through you for now.

  5. What knitting technique do you use--picking, throwing, magic? I am truly impressed with not only how many projects you start, but how many you actually seem to be able to finish in a timeframe measured in something less than years. And they're all gonna look great, too!

  6. So many cool projects!

  7. Now I don't feel nearly so guilty for all my new starts...

  8. I love your sweaters! And I love Monk what a cool sweater to make for you guy.

    And I am glad I am not the only one with multiple projects on the go.