Posts in FO Log
FO Log: Glendalough Hat (2018 FO-07)

Hats seem to be my go-to palate cleanser these days instead of socks! They knit up so fast, and they’re rewarding - the only challenge remaining is that there’s really, honestly, only so many hats a person needs. I might need to get to gifting my hats to people - oh well.

After Hozkwoz, I decided to cast on a hat that had been sitting in my queue ever since I first saw this glorious pattern photo:

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FO Log: Hozkwoz Hat (2018 FO-06)

The weekend I finished my Kimmeridge Cardigan, I spent a wonderful afternoon at my LYS’ summer party. Amazing homemade food (Ruta’s chocolate cake is killer!), a light breeze and knitting in a courtyard - and to top it all off, I finally got to meet Anna Maltz in person!

If you don’t know Anna Maltz yet, I highly recommend checking out her Instagram (@sweaterspotter - keep an eye out for her yarn matching old cars series) and patterns on Ravelry because boy, does this woman have imagination and spirit!

When I got home, bound off my cardigan, and thought about what I wanted to knit next, I realized that even though I’d been gifted Anna’s latest book “Marlisle - A New Direction in Knitting” for my birthday, I had yet to make anything from it. I was super intrigued to try marlisle - it’s quite rare these days that I come across a technique that’s completely new to me, so it was a delight to read through Anna’s thoughts on marlisle, yarns that were suitable and not suitable and figure out how it worked.

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FO Log: Kimmeridge Cardigan (2018 FO-05)

There was one specific hole in my wardrobe I wanted to fill for this fall: the cozy yet fitted grey cardigan. I own a dark blue Driftless Cardigan (a great sewing pattern by Grainline Studio!) out of a heavy jersey that I wear almost every day when the weather gets cold enough, but I was lacking something a bit warmer - and something grey.

Because, let’s face it: My wardrobe consists mostly of blacks, greys, blues, whites and the occasional pop of pink and a grey cardigan works so well with all of these colors, it was a joke that I didn’t have one already.

Even more so because I’ve known for over a year what I wanted to make: the Kimmeridge Cardigan by Clare Devine in Rauwerk Yarn.

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FO Log: Stonethwaite Sweater (2018 FO-04)

Whoa. When I looked at the date of my last blog post, I realized I haven’t written anything here for over two months - that did most definitely not go as planned!

Very eloquent beginning of the post. But, look! A new sweater! (I actually made two, but the second one will have to wait for another post.)

A very long time ago - some time at the beginning of the year - I was approached by the lovely Clare Mountain, Brand Manager at The Fibre Co., who asked if I’d be interested in participating in their first beta knitting program for a new yarn and a new collection.

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FO Log: Hay Sweater (2018 FO-03)

Does anyone else get the urge to cast on all the sweaters as soon as the temperatures hit 20°C or is it just me? I'm not complaining, though, because it means I get to look forward to an array of newly knitted additions to my wardrobe come September - and besides, sweaters are still my all-time favorite things to knit.

Sweaters are made even better when they have meaning for me.

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FO Log: Maracon Baby Sweater (2018 FO-02)

Is it just me or does everyone seem to have babies at the moment? I mean, I'm not complaining, I get to make cute things for cute little new people, although sometimes I'm looking at my life and I realize that yes, indeed, I am of that age where people have babies. Lots of them. Anyway, I digress.

Making cute things for cute little new people is awesome because baby knits are super fast and adorable and enjoyable and you get to pick the colors - unlike when, for example, you venture out into one of the major baby or clothing brand stores.

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FO Log: Gingerbread Sweater (2018 FO-01)

Welcome to a new series on this budding blog! When I made the switch to the HLH Designs website, I knew I also wanted a place to share my knitting projects and design WIPs - loosely inspired by the mix of content Karen provides over at Fringe Association which I've loved for years and years (and I know I'm far from alone in that.) So today, we're talking about my first proper finished object of 2018 (I think? I lose track...): My Gingerbread Sweater. 

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