Knit Works in Progess and Works Not Yet Started

I hope you’re not going to leave me over two knitting posts this week! But knitting is my second love (I learned to sew when I was 3, knit when I was 11) and I’ve been doing a lot of it lately.

This is going to be a Starsky Sweater

I wear a lot of sweaters since I am always cold (well, except during Texas summers). And this one just looks so versatile. 

I love the pattern, but it is a lot of work to create since there are cable twists on the front and back side. I usually prefer my patterns to let you rest a little more on the wrong side.

Then, after I decided to make the Starsky Sweater, I wandered into a new yarn shop that has opened in the area. If you are in the north Austin area, you should check out Round Rock Yarn and Fiber Studio (I’m not affiliated in any way – just doing my part to support local business). I got this yarn there, and it’s going to be a cardigan for Bean, I think. Maybe a Starsky Jr.?

Then another day I was in Michael’s getting supplies for another project, and this 100% cotton yarn was on sale for $1 per skein. So I got 8 of them, 4 in each color. More cardigans for the boys?

And then I felted my sweater, so I went looking through KnitPicks (where  I got the original yarn) to find replacement yarn. But then they were having a huge sale, and I opted for this yarn instead.

It’s super close to the original color, and it’s superwash, so I won’t end up with another felted sweater.

But then I couldn’t just get one kind of yarn with that kind of sale going on, so I also picked up this angora/silk blend.

It is so scrumptiously soft, and it destined to be a Spring Twilight Sweater for me.

And then finally there was this pima cotton yarn. I’m not even sure what I’m going to make with it (yet another cardigan? A Girl Friday, maybe?), I just know it was on sale, my resistance was nonexistent, and I love burnt orange (I am a Longhorn, after all). 

So darn you, holiday sales and direct emails informing me of said sales!

On the plus side, I think I have enough yarn to knit to the end of 2013. If you don’t mind the not sewing posts, I’ll even share what I make.

Thanks for stopping by; sewing will resume tomorrow with a post about seam finishing.

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  1. says

    I love the knit posts! (but knitting is my first love!) I didn’t really start sewing until after I had kids– it’s just easier to get something done that way now. BTW- I remember that starsky pattern from ages ago. It’s going to look great on you.

  2. Toni-Maree says

    I dont mind the knit posts. I don’t knit, but my mum does. She just finished a jumper for my 1yo. I would love to see the patterns you have picked out for Tater and Bean :)

  3. Olivia says

    I’m happy for the knitting pots and thankful that you linked the Girl Friday pattern. It is exactly what I needed for my next project. You rock Melissa!

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