Posts Tagged ‘Knitcircus’

Waiting for My Sweater to Dry

April 10, 2015

I finished my sweater Sunday night.  The construction was not like anything I’ve done before.  I really enjoyed making it.  There were no seams to sew, only ends to weave in.  It is called Hitatude Cardigan by Hiroko Fukatsu.  This designer has several other patterns, but this is the only one that I wanted to knit.

cake 007  Here it is on Monday before blocking.  I was busy and didn’t get to blocking until Tuesday.  And now, it’s still a little damp, especially the sleeves.  I’m hoping for Saturday.  I want to wear it.  The weather is perfect for it.

sweater 004  Waiting!

I’m going to knit socks next.  I got these out from Knitcircus, but I haven’t decided.

007  What to do?  What to do?

There’s Nothing like a New Pair of Socks

February 8, 2015

socks 002

socks fabirc box 002

I tried to make them both the same.  Honest I did.  But I just couldn’t help myself.  Look at this yarn.  It’s super!  Jaala Spiro is a genius at dyeing yarn.  I think this is the third time I have joined one of her yarn clubs and I have never been disappointed.  She plies her wares on Etsy under the name Knitcircus.  If I weren’t so lazy, I’d put in a link.  Just type in Knitcircus.  You’ll find it.

Oh, yeah.  The pattern.  It’s from Curiosity Cabinet 3 again.  My socks are longer, have a cuff and there are no slip stitches on the heel back.  Otherwise, it’s the same.

Paulies Socks from Knitcircus

August 13, 2011

I picked this pattern for my next pair of summer socks because it was pretty much a no brainer.  Knit 2, purl 2 with a little twist stitch every eight rows.  But I read the directions anyway.  It felt like the writer was trying to make something simple sound difficult.  When I got to the heel I had to read it over a few times before I could “see” what she was talking about.  I went with an Eye of Partridge heel instead.  It’s a good look on variegated yarn.  Next came a shaped arch sole which I have done a few times.  Here again, the directions were weird.  At first, I thought it was me.  I am dyslexic, you know.  I got out one of my Charlene Schurch books (I wish I had remembered to take them to MDSWF) and read what she had to say.  I felt much better.  Thanks Charlene.  I didn’t bother with the shaped arch after all that.  I was tired of thinking.

I made mittens to go with the hat.  I like these so much that I may not sell them.