I had to look at the computer to figure out what day it is – must mean I’m enjoying my time off! 🙂 Which I am.
Today’s cleaning project – I have gathered yarn which just got tucked in cabinets or shelves where it didn’t belong, WIP, yarn I pulled for projects but then got sidetracked with some other project so didn’t start it and that needs to be put away again, I see a finished project or two in there that just need ends woven in, etc. Sorting through this mess (and another basket of WIP I just remembered) and I’ll have the knitting “stuff” under control.
In the meantime – what’s on the needles –
Swatches — I finished off and blocked the Cascade Doeskin Heather swatch I had found partially completed. Now I just need to do some measuring and weighing of the swatch to see if I have enough of that yarn in the stash to make the Oak Knoll CustomFit vest.
The bottom swatch I started last night. That is actually the yarn I bought (one of the colors I got) to make the Betwixt Blanket Cape that starts next week in a KAL. But the more I look at this yarn, the more I think I really want a sweater out of it. The blanket cape has some color work (just two colors) – not hard looking but not in the round so a bit more putzy. And I think I may want to make some alterations to the cape – make it longer for sure since I’m tall – so as I was moving all this yarn about I thought it would be neat to make it out of leftovers. Maybe use one main color and all kinds of other colors– I don’t have to worry about running short on yarn if it make it larger so I think the cape project will go on the back burner for a while and the yarn I bought for it will be made into a cardigan.
I’m planning to do a CustomFit version of the Currituck cardigan. I’ve been wanting to do a striped cardigan for a while and I like how the main color switches to the opposite at the top and bottom of the sweater. I’ll leave the pockets off tho. The gray tweedy yarn is Kenzie HiKoo by Skacel and it’s a wool/nylon/alpaca/angora/silk blend. First time I’ve ever bought it but it feels very nice – even better that it was on sale. I think the gray and blue colors I got will look great in this sweater.
My CustomFit version of Fern Ridge is coming along nicely. Back done and working on right front.
And now as promised previously, I’m giving away one of my CustomFit credits so someone else can try the CustomFit program for themselves. If you read my blog on a regular basis, you know I love using CustomFit to make my sweaters. The down and dirty description of CustomFit – you knit a swatch using whatever yarn you want with a needle size that gives you a fabric you like (you do not need to meet someone else’s gauge), your sweater pattern is generated based on your specific swatch information and your specific measurement set. Accurate measurements are key to getting a great fitting sweater. You can find out more information on the CustomFit website – Customfit.makewearlove.com – and the Amy Herzog Ravelry group is full of great information and friendly people to help answer questions – and of course images of all kinds of great looking sweaters on all kinds of body types for inspiration.
The CustomFit Credit is for the equivalent of the price of a pattern. It’s free to set up your account on the CustomFit website and your first pattern you generate will be free with the credit code I give away. If you want to be included in the random drawing for the CustomFit credit (and please be sure that you will use it – I don’t want it to go to waste), leave a comment on this blog post telling me what your current knitting project is and if you’ve ever made a sweater before. One comment per person and I’ll pick a winner on New Year’s Day.