Well, I think we’re a little bit past summer, but I also seem to be a little behind! Right now I’m working on sewing costumes for a show in Haugesund, which means long days of working and unfortunately, not being able to share any of it! For the time being at least – I can’t wait to show it after the premiere later in October. Until then, hush hush!
But I do want to show what I was working on this summer!
Before I took off on my cross-country and back road trip at the beginning of June, I had grand plans for all the knitting I was going to get done. After all, 9000 miles and countless hours in a car – surely that is prime knitting-time? Um, no. Between taking in the views, reading maps, and just being there, the knitting definitely took a back-seat (ah, no pun intended… though I had a totebag of yarn, patterns, and needles in a designated spot in the back-seat! Nestled in between a pair of hiking shoes, and two bikes).
I didn’t actually finish anything until arriving back in Norway, but I finally have something to show of my road-trip knitting!
I found out right before I left that a dear teacher and friend is having her first baby this fall, and I immediately thought of what I could make her. The yellow yarn was left-over from my Bayview Street cardigan, and the light grey is from the Émilien I made for my dad. I think the graphic stripes will suit her well – she’s really bold and fun and quirky. I made up the pattern with a top-down, raglan increase method, and just knit until it looked right. I don’t know the first thing about baby sizes, so I do hope it will fit!
I got to meet one of the youngest in my boyfriends family this summer, a little 1 and a half-year old. She is just adorable, and I’d been eyeing the “Little sister’s dress” on ravelry for a while, so it was time to make it! The construction is quite simple, but so effectful! And since it works as a dress, or a tunic/top, it has a bit longer of a life-span, which is nice.
And finally… The February Fitted Sweater. I’ve attempted several different projects with this Sisu yarn, and I think this is the right way to go. I started it almost a year ago (!), and after it took a long break while I was working on my collection knits, I was convinced I would finish it during our road-trip. I think it got a total of 3 hours of attention (2 of which spent knitting something I had to undo), and it’s really not gotten further at all. It needs a little more attention than a scarf or a small baby-sweater, since it has shaping and sleeves and different things going on. Maybe by Christmas I’ll have it done! I will be moving into an apartment with a woodstove in a couple of weeks, how cozy does that sound? A deep chair by a roaring fire, a cup of tea, and some knitting!