Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Yarning Along

Well, the sunshine has ended for the time being and that means I'm getting plenty of knitting done.  

WIP Shift of Focus

I managed to reach the goal I set myself last week to finish the body of my Shift of Focus cardigan.  I even sewed the buttons on so that I could try it on and it fits perfectly which is wonderful to know as - unlike with other top down cardigans - I couldn't try it on as I was knitting due to the nature of the short row construction.  

Just sleeves to go, now - my least favourite part of knitting a cardi - and  I momentarily confused myself with how to knit garter stitch in the round!  
I'm alternating between three different balls of yarn for the sleeves because I love the way the colours of the Puelo have worked out in the body and I don't want the colours to stripe down the arm, looking different from the rest of the garment, with the smaller rounds.  We'll see how that goes.

Finished adapted Miette

I finally finished off sewing in the ends and buttons on my adapted Miette and I'm really pleased with it.
I enjoyed knitting my first Miette according to the pattern and knit my second up on larger needles, omitting the shaping for a looser, more casual look.  It's perfect for throwing on over whatever I'm wearing when it gets cool in the evenings so fits my original intention.

This week I have been reading Homemade Summer.  I have been anticipating it's launch as I loved Homemade Winter and have the first book Homemade on my wishlist.  These books are filled with recipes, memories, food projects, stories, festivals and adorned with beautiful photographs.  They're the sort of books I might have chosen to write myself, in a different life - if that makes any sense at all.

I'm joining in with Ginny and Friends for Yarn Along today.

What are you crafting and/or reading?

34 comments:

  1. BEautiful knits!!! I can't say which one I love more. So I'll say both :)

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  2. Oh, I agree! Such beautiful knits. :) Will have to check out that series of books...

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  3. Wow, what an unusual and beautiful sweater! I'm sure you'll wear it for years! Beautiful yarn, too.

    http://www.theknittygrittyhomestead.blogspot.ca/2013/06/yarn-along-ready-for-summer.html

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  4. Yay! very lovely! I totally understand about books we would of written; how wonderful when we find them!

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    1. I'm glad someone understood what I meant, Elizabeth!

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  5. how beautiful your sweaters are hannah, good luck with the sleeves! love your miette!

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  6. oooh, your completed sweat looks wonderful on. :) and love the one you are working on, great yarn choice.
    that book sounds really interesting, gonna have to go check that out. :)

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  7. All those blues and greens together just look great.

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  8. Gorgeous cardis! I love both colorways.

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  9. I love your projects, so different but both gorgeous.

    Those books sound interesting.

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  10. Those are both beautiful projects. I like the look of the Miette pattern but no that style no longer suits my body shape, thanks for a look at a clever modification to make it more suitable for every body everyday.
    The blues and greens in the first sweater are lovely, can't wait to see that one finished.
    Enjoy the knitting and don't get too tangled.

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    1. Thanks, Mistea. The Miette was even easier to knit up without the extra shaping so it's a lovely quick cardi to knit.

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  11. Wonderful sweaters... both of them!

    Blessings, Debbie

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  12. Beautiful! I LOVE the blue of the first one!

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  13. Loving your knitting. Clever plan to work from three balls on the sleeves, hope it gives the effect you're expecting.

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  14. I love your both of your cardigans, such nice colours in both of them!

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  15. Hi Hannah, love the cardigan you finished, the colors of both of them are lovely!

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