Saturday, November 26, 2011

pure & simple swing coat

Another Pure & Simple Pattern.
These patterns are always a delight to knit. No matter how many garments or lace projects are completed I always enjoy a P&S project and never tire of their steadfast simplicity.
Project Details
Pattern:                 Neck Down Swing Coat
Size:                     32
Fiber                    Noro Furisode (Discontinued)
Amount:              6 1/2 Skeins
Completion Time:  21 days
If there is a knitter out there that hasn't seen the new publication, Coastal Knits, then you should drop everything and search one out. It is a lovely book filled with beautiful stories and beach shots located along the Maine and California coasts, 'cause that's where these two lovely designers, Alana Dakos and Hannah Fettig, are from.  I can truly say I want to knit one of every pattern in the book, but chose to start with the Water's Edge Cardigan. So far I have about 4 inches to show and loving the marriage of this pattern with Rowan, Kidsilk Aura in a yummy wheat shade #752 (sorry this fiber has been discontinued).

and yes.....we put up our Christmas tree today!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

all I want for christmas

Today was a fun day spent in front of a sewing machine with buddy, Wanda!  Just look what we came up "All I Want for Christmas" apron.  This is a simple $3.00 pattern that resulted in a whimsical Holiday apron.
 We both have Big plans for these precious one two of a kind aprons on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 

The ladies at Joann's said, "we just can't keep bolts of this fabric on the shelves". Can't you just see why?? 
 O.M.G....there was even enough for a cute and very usable diddy/knitting bag too.  Seriouly, one would never want to waste an inch of such an adorable print!!
Hope you are all getting in the Holiday Spirit too! 

Sunday, November 13, 2011


o.k.  You may just have to take my word on this one, it's a keeper!      One to curl up in while watching this him or  one to hike around the park in OR simply put; one to Throw on and Go! 
The pattern called for  the bulky Berroco Peruvia Quick yarn but I chose to use Cascade Eco +.  I think the Cascade has a much lighter appearance and certainly gets an A+ for comfort!
Fact is, I just might knit this pattern again using the same Cascade in a natural tone.
  Yea...I just might.

You love to knit cables?  You may just want to give this one a shot! But realize it does take a considerable amount of finishing time...or maybe I'm just slow (like 4 hours to sew up Aidez)!
 Project Details
Fiber:  Cascade Ego+
Color:  2450 - Purple
Amount:  2 skeins
Needle:   10 1/2
Size:  36/Medium (or perfect)
Project Time:  Less than one month
Oh!  Look what My Gardener got me (an early Birthday and Christmas gift)!  The Gardener and Wife are both in learning mode and so far are really pleased with his selection. I see a photography class at our local community college, maybe sooner than later.

Next up on the knitting scene is this Knitting Pure and Simple pattern, knit in a bulky Noro!

Hugs and Purls!