Knitting THIS Again…

Well…I didn’t lie about being inspired to knit after the KW Knitter’s Fair. On the Sunday after, I searched through one of my many baskets of projects and decided to whip out the Bayside Pullover from the first Coastal Knits book. The Ravelry page for this project is here. I started this project when we were in the UK, see that blog post here. Check out this picture of me from that post..

20120615-140439.jpgHow short is my hair! The sweater needs to be longer too, ha ha ha.

This is the sweater at present day…

Almost at the right length. Then I just have to do the sleeves.

Almost at the right length. Then I just have to do the sleeves.

Gotta love my new notions bag too eh!

Gotta love my new notions bag too eh!

I love the shaping in this sweater…

You can the wide-skinny-wide at the waist.

You can see the wide-skinny-wide at the waist.

I’ve been knitting the last few nights but as it’s Madeline Tosh Light it’s slow going! I’ll keep at it though 🙂

I Knit Too

How do people work full time and still get their craft on? I’d like to know because I find it hard. After leaving school, going to yoga and then eating dinner there isn’t much time left in the evening. Imagine if there was getting kids to bed too, yikes! Moms are super human aren’t they?

Anyhow, I digress. I have been knitting my Bayside pullover diligently most evenings for a wee bit. The rounds are long so it feels as though it’s taking forever. However, contrary to my belief it must be growing because I tried it on this weekend and it only needs about 2 more inches in length…

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I think it will be fab when it’s done. Like the Boardwalk vest though it will need some serious blocking to make it a bit roomier.

Home Again

I can’t believe I’m home again, it’s like I never left! It’s nice to be back but I wish there wasn’t any snow at all.

I’ve decided to keep knitting on the Bayside Pullover from Coastal Knits. You can check out the pattern here. Funny enough I started this sweater just before we move to the UK. I’ve progressed slightly…

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I love the cables running down the sides…

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Unfortunately, it has the same problem as the Boardwalk Vest…someone didn’t pay attention to the tension and it’s a wee bit small! Oh ya, that was me. Fortunately, it is the same yarn as the vest so I know it blocks out well. That means I don’t have to tear it out and start again. I really didn’t want to have to do that!

I also got to spend this nice sunny day today with my Lady Fia…

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Time to Knit

Well, the day is almost here, mom leaves tomorrow. I can’t believe how time flies! We are taking it easy today and going to John’s sister for dinner. It is a torrential down pour outside right now so we are watching the Tudors mini-series! Very appropriate eh! I think my next visit should be Hever Castle, the home of Anne Boleyn.

I have been able to finish the little Boheme sweater for John’s friend’s baby in Canada. I am mostly happy with how it turned out. I have an old version of the pattern which I find a bit unclear at times but I’m sure the new version that you have to purchase is much better because many people are still knitting this cute little pattern. See more examples here on ravelry. I don’t like how far away the buttons were placed from the edge and that the picot edging rolls so much but minor things I guess. I changed the first 4 stitches to a garter stitch to give it a nicer edge…

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To stop the rolling at the bottom I decided to block the sweater out a bit. For a quick fix like this I tend to block by spraying the garment with water and then I weight it down with books. Works like a charm. (I sometimes remember to put a tea towel on top first.)…

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It will be ready tomorrow to pack up and mail back to Canada. Hope she likes it and that it will still fit in the Fall because I hear Canada is getting MUCH MUCH MUCH warmer weather than here! (We have been lucky if it gets to 15!)