Sunday, March 20, 2016

Funky Fairisle

I had this idea in mind of non-color fairisle with layered look top.  And I just had to do it. After a little work, I realized it's a bit a variation on my Colors on a Cloudy Day  So, ha, I'm copying myself, the exact thing I've been trying to get away from, sigh.

But, I do like the sweater. It was knitted top down in round with raglan style sleeves.

I've read some knitters' and designers gripe about raglan style as not the most flattering. I'm always super puzzled by such comment as it's the one of the styles that I find most flattering on me.  Maybe it's my body/shoulder type.  The raglan lines change the horizontal shoulder linex and adds slope diagonals that I always find very much to my liking.  It breaks the rectangular frame of body since I don't have a slim waist. 

The yarn I used was Quince & Co. Chickadee in my stash, which is a lovely yarn for colorwork,  in color egret, kittywake and sabine.  Needle was US #4 all the way throughout the entire sweater. 

Pattern is mostly written.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Finished a New Shawl - Perimeter

Just finished this one.  Modified the stitch from "Labor of Love and Patience" a bit.
Simple triangular shawl that was knitted from bottom up.

I'm on a slightly lazy about knitting mode.  Honestly, it's more of  a bit burnt out from designing mode.
Lots of things going on in my head. I would want to just see if I can push myself to be a bit more interesting instead of the path of production.  

Also, trying to figure out if I can line up more non-designing work for the future... but what I have on my plate is making me rethink about my own priorities in life.  My creative priorities and making a living.  Perhaps these two are best for me if they don't get so deeply intertwined. Not sure.