/gettin' to knittin'


So, I am super excited that it's Fall. Finally.
I'm already planning pumpkin picking, cider making (a.k.a. pulling the crank on the cider machine at the orchard, I'm not that fancy.) and knitting projects!

Though I've been sporadically knitting through the summer, now it's really time to get to business.
Shuffling through things I've favorited on Ravelry, these were the standouts:

clockwise from top: Fjord by Jenny Gordy for Brooklyn Tweed, Forester by Michele Wang for Brooklyn Tweed, Twistin' the Night Away by Susan Menashe

diagonal mesh pullover by Lion Brand, Cocoon and Me Cowl by Rose Beck

 ... and I want to make ALL OF THEM!

Full disclosure: The second sweater is here because I'm almost done with it, and I'll need to be able to say I finished something on this list. It's entirely possible that it will turn out too small, but we will see.

Notice they're ALL grey/white? I swear I'm really more exciting than this- and will make at least one item in a colour.

And on to the real reason for this post; does anyone out there have more knitting pattern suggestions? Crochet? I feel like it's so difficult to sift through and find the good ones sometimes!

/baby aviator


I made (and love) a hat.
It is mini.

Also, I've been away for far too long and wanted to say hello!
It's been a little crazy in the sewing room lately because I am into another round of bridesmaids' dresses, so I've been trying to take knitting breaks (I call them "knitting breaks" even though they are really "television breaks". This is a technicality) as often as possible.

I needed to make something for an awesome kid's first birthday, and after sifting through countless cute baby things, this is what I found.
A baby aviator hat.

The pattern: Regan Baby Aviator Hat
Note: If you are a Friday Night Lights  fan, you'll want to click and check out the pattern designer's name. Things like this entertain me.

The ravelry page: here

After sewing on the buttons, realized that I am a horrific baby project planner. This thing is for a baby, yet it has buttons (worry not, I sewed them down real tight) and is made of scratchy wool. I still need to add an organic bamboo knit lining so the baby's parents won't assume I'm trying to give the little guy a skin condition.

I used (Cascade 220) leftover from my stormy turban WHICH, completely coincidentally, has been named Project of the Week over at Kollabora! There's a flattering little write-up on their blog with some suggested materials and design ideas. Thanks, Kollabora! I totally appreciate it.

I hope everyone enjoys their weekend and the first days of fall!

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