Lofoten Sweater | Finished Project

Lofoten Sweater | Finished Project

I've knit several cardigans over the past few years since I became more serious about knitting, but never dared brave the world of pullovers.

And then I saw Emily's podcast where she was talking about this new sweater design she was working on. As soon as I clapped eyes on it, I fell madly in love! I couldn't get it out of my mind. I immediately volunteered for test knitting, and started scheming up different colorway combinations.

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Mina Philipp's Cumulus Hat Pattern Review

Mina Philipp's Cumulus Hat Pattern Review

I am fairly convinced that Mina Philipp is a super woman. She is a fantastic knitting pattern designer who is constantly creating some of the most beautiful patterns I've ever seen. I've wanted to be a pattern tester for her for some time, but, as you can imagine, the position is much desired by many knitters. Somehow, I managed to get my name in soon enough to be a tester for her newly released Cumulus Hat.

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Episode 49 | Sweaters, Floozy Kits, and Crochet

Episode 49 | Sweaters, Floozy Kits, and Crochet

In this episode I discuss the yarn kits I have put together for Libby Jonson's (aka Truly Myrtle) new Floozy cardigan design, show off all of my current knitting WIPs, talk about the fun crochet project I'm hooking away on, share my sewing plans for upcoming Minerva Crafts Blogger Network makes, and gush over the amazing vacation Evan and I went on in July. 

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More Knits Ode To Spring Shawl Pattern Review

More Knits Ode To Spring Shawl Pattern Review

The day has arrived! Abby of the More Knits Podcast has released her latest design: the Ode to Spring shawl. This triangular shawl is made up of alternating sections of 2-color brioche and garter stitch. It is mindless and perfect for a cozy evening snuggled up to watch your favorite movie or tv show. There is enough changes to prevent boredom, but it isn't so complicated that you must be undistracted in order to work on it. I am so glad I was able to be a test knitter!

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Lofoten Sweater WIP Progress #2

Lofoten Sweater WIP Progress #2

And I'm nearly done! I cannot believe how quickly this sweater has knit up. I was getting rather stressed and worried that I wouldn't be able to complete it in time. But here I am, one sleeve away from having a finished sweater! Then it's just a matter of weaving in ends and giving it a good block. πŸŽ‰ Hooray! πŸŽ‰

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Tusken Knits Mystery Grab-Bag Unboxing

Tusken Knits Mystery Grab-Bag Unboxing

Almost two weeks ago I purchased a mystery grab bag from Maria of Tusken Knits and Sew Old Soul. I have been dying to get my hands on some of her yarn for absolute ages and I couldn't be more pleased with the skeins that I got. I thought it'd be fun to share a mini-vlog of me unpacking the yarn since I had no idea what I'd be getting. 

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Andi Satterlund's Tierney Cardigan Pattern Review

Andi Satterlund's Tierney Cardigan Pattern Review

I think it is appropriate that the first garment I ever knit was the Miette cardigan, and the first "real yarn" garment I knit is also an Andi Satterlund cardigan design. I've knit a small handful of cardigans since I really got back into knitting three years ago, but they've all been knit from acrylic yarns. It is amazing the difference it makes to have a hand knit garment made from a natural fiber blend!

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Lofoten Sweater WIP Progress #1

Lofoten Sweater WIP Progress #1

As you will have seen from my last post, I am dyeing up yarn kits for a new sweater being designed by Emily Nugen of The Blue Mouse Knits. I'm also currently test knitting it and I'm absolutely love how it is turning out!

In this photo, I hadn't quite separated for the sleeves yet, but I'm well past that point now. I've finally gotten to start working with the third color.

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July Make for MCBN: Grainline Studio Alder Shirtdress Hack and Seamwork Weston Shorts

July Make for MCBN: Grainline Studio Alder Shirtdress Hack and Seamwork Weston Shorts

I love a simple button-up blouse. Especially if it has a cute print. I think they may very well be one of my "signature" styles. They're classy, simple, and I feel quite put together when I wear one instead of a t-shirt. Which makes July's Minerva Crafts Blogger Network project particularly appropriate!

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