Knitting in progress

Made it over halfway (eleven repeats of twenty) on the trailing fuchsia scarf with the first skein, I’ll have enough yarn leftover from the second skein for a potholder or a couple of coasters, but not for a matching hat. One leaf is entirely pink and purple, another is entirely orange, that tickles me. Size 8 dpns is a nice change from sock knitting.

Finished the Opal Owl socks, I’m sticking with the toe-up heel flap construction for now. Picked up my first Etsy purchase, some Sunshine Yarn superwash in Welsh Green Dragon, love the colour blend! Different greens and a little grey mixed in, I think it’ll look great knitted up. It came promptly with a small sunshine badge attached. The Lorna’s Laces I ordered also arrived, got the yarn off eBay and it was not a good buying experience. The Lorna’s Laces yarn looks nice, tightly plied and soft, with gentle colours. This is for Rox, who moved to Maryland last month, to be done after the sweater is complete.

New yarn and finished socks.

Now it’s October, I want to alternate between the scarf and the front of the Eternal Sweater, then spend all November on the sweater. The front is about half done, only that and a sleeve to go! I’m really going to do it this year. As an incentive, I’m looking for a cardigan pattern to knit for myself afterwards, and good yarn to make it from. Girl From Auntie’s Eris is a definite candidate (albeit scary), as are Chic Knits Twist (but with a modified collar) and Knitty’s Bristow (minus the yarnover hole). Raglan sleeves would be nice, and a little shaping would be good. Do you have any other pattern suggestions? Have you made either of these two?


  1. Hey! I just ran across your blog. I just recently knitted a sweater/cardigan for my aunt. It has cables, and was relatively easy. I’d highly recommend it. If you’re seriously interested, email me back, and I’ll get the exact pattern name and whereabouts. You can see a picture of the one I knitted on my blog,

    Look up Auntie Erna’s Sweater.

  2. Sorry it’s taken me so long to get back to you with info on the cardigan. It took me awhile to locate the magazine issue. The woman’s cardigan is featured on the front of the Fall 2006 issue of Knit Simple, published by Vogue Knitting. The website has a correction for the pattern (it took me awhile to figure out what was wrong with the pattern!). If you’d like the web address, it’s Hope that helps!

  3. Ooh, I really like Bristow! That one’s been on my list for a while now. And it has nothing to do with the model spindling, I swear. 😉

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