Wednesday, July 31, 2013

WIP Wednesday: The Sweater Returns!

(Apparently I'm writing all of my blog headlines this week as though they are campy movie titles...)

I have spent a lot of time working on two sweaters that haven't been mentioned in quite a while on this blog - the first is the Fieldwork Cardigan, which I seamed late last week and began the arduous task of knitting the edging over the weekend. On the plus side, all of the many ends are woven in from alternating skeins as I knit, so I'll just have a few ends to contend with when it's all said and done. Here's a shot before I started the edgings - it's looking so sweater-like!


For those of you who are fans of PomPom Quarterly, you can now preview all of the patterns from the fall issue on Ravelry. Yet again, there are some really gorgeous designs; I don't know how they do it, but this is fast becoming my #1 favorite knitting magazine. It may be pricey to order the print copy, but it's totally worth it (click here to read my review of Issue 5).

I can't really allow myself to start any new sweaters until I finish what's on my needles, right? To that end, the second sweater I've been working this week has been hibernating since February of this year. I think we can all agree that there's nothing sadder than a sweater that can't be finished because you ran out of yarn. Naturally, I had to choose a color of Anzula Squishy that is apparently hard to find - but of course, Ravelry often comes to the rescue, and the skein I needed to finish the job was in my hot little hands within just a few days courtesy of my sweater savior, kitfox!


The moral of the story? Always buy a safety skein! ALWAYS!

Thanks for joining me this week! For more WIP Wednesday inspiration, visit the Tami's Amis Blog!

6 comments:

  1. Just say Yes! to the safety skein:)

    Nice sweaters and thanks for the tip on the magazine. I'll check it out.

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    1. Enjoy! FYI, they usually make the issues available as PDF-only downloads after they've been out for a few weeks (which is great since shipping the print magazine from the UK brings the total purchase price to about $25!).

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  2. Oh no ... no safety skeins ... that's how I ended up with so many odd balls in my stash! It is a gorgeous shade though, so I can totally understand why it was hard to get more :)

    I'd never seen PomPom before - thanks for the link! There are lots of patterns I'd like to knit there!

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    1. I've started using most of my leftover bits of yarn for either toys or Zoom Loom squares...but I suppose that is the downside of the safety skein: you can knit without worrying about running out of yarn, but then you have to figure out what to do with the yarn you don't use once the project is done!

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  3. I am a big fan of PomPom Quarterly, too. Can't wait to see your finished Fieldwork Cardigan. Gorgeous color.

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    1. Thanks! I can't get it blocked in time for tomorrow, but it should be ready for next FO Friday!

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