Startitis Strikes Again

The other night all I wanted to do was knit, but none of my current projects called to me. What was a knitter to do? Cast on, of course! Except I found myself stuck between a rock and a hard place: a new hat or sweater for Milesman? 

The answer was both!


Which is how I found myself with the start of a Barley hat (knit in one of my LYS’s yarn dyed specially for them in a beautiful superwash wool. It was originally going to be a different sweater for Miles that never really seemed to work out and then ended up being too small for Miles anyways by the time I finished the body…) and another Flax Light in leftover Mechita yarn from my Boxy sweater (which means we’ll technically match!). I love the simplicity of these tincanknits patterns. Sometimes there’s nothing better than garter and stockinette stitch interplaying together, especially on a baby! 
Now if only it’d get nippy again. 

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Startitis Strikes Again

Oy Vey

As promised, the last couple weeks have flown by as we’ve been settling in to our new digs, and even while writing this sentence somehow a full 24 hours has passed since I’ve been able to complete it. Oy.

We are, happily, almost all settled in and unpacked with the last few remaining boxes hanging out (including a box where all my finished baby knits from Calgary were hiding! The sad part though? Apparently I definitely leaned more towards the girlish knits, with only 2 of the knits “suitable” for a wee boy. Wah.), mostly because I need them moved but they are too heavy for me to lift, handle or shuffle around. Le sigh. However, this means I have more of a reason now to make sure I take rests and do more things like knit – something that has been sadly lacking in my life since we moved.

On Saturday night though, Husband had a guys night/diaper party at our new digs and because I had no energy to leave the house, Jasper and I hid upstairs to watch movies and work on a Little Baby Sweater for Boy.

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Knit in leftover Cascade Heritage Sock (red) and Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Sock in Thomas Circle

I forgot how much I love this little pattern. I’ve knit it multiple times before for other friends and hadn’t thought to knit one for Boy until a few weeks ago. Considering how chilly it’s still been here, I figured he may appreciate it.

Anyways, that’s my quick update. Please excuse me while I go finish my morning tea and organize some books.

Oy Vey

Falling in Love Again

Every knitter has been there: where you spot a pattern and all of a sudden you’re consumed with a yarny lust and knitterly love that just demands that you knit this right now.

This happens to me on quite a frequent basis. This morning, it happened to be this beauty:

Floral Jumper by Patons UK in a 1949 edition of Stitchcraft magazine. My boss found a couple copies in a store, loving vintage patterns herself, and decided I needed this pattern. Oh man, I love it that my boss knows me so well. We’ve even been sneakily talking about dashing to the closest yarn store on our lunch but shhhhhh don’t tell!

I love vintage patterns. I don’t knit them often, but there are a few/many/all that have stolen my heart. The simplicity of the patterns (I swear, the size of the book wasn’t even 8 and a half x 11, but still this pattern only took a page and a wee box on another page) always fills me with hope that, “hey! This’ll be easy!” even though it’s a twin set knit in fingering weight on a mysterious size 13 needle (based on a Raveller who also knit this, it seems to be, roughly, a 3.25mm. Duh.).

Anyways, I am now dreaming of the colour choices and options that I may or may not have at home (I definitly do not have enough to be the MC at home) so ,sadly (hehehe!) to the yarn store I will have to go. I’m hoping to find something lovely that would match the leftover seaglass Sweet Fibre sock I have at home. Maybe it’s finally time for me to splurge on some tosh sock!? Oh gosh, the possibilities are endless!

If you love vintage patterns like me, there are lots of resources online. However, right now my fav is Subversive Femme‘s website. I pretty much want to knit all the patterns she has linked. Le sigh!

Falling in Love Again