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June 13, 2014

From Susan — A Summer Knitalong!

Filed under: Updates — lv2knit @ 11:19 am

As Sally mentioned, I stumbled onto the Window to my Soul summer cardigan and thought it looked both cute and flattering.  I, too, had some Madelinetosh in stash, BUT it is also in the color Cousteau.  I just thought that was too matchy matchy!!  Plus, I have 6 very consistent skeins and saw me making something bigger with it.

So, off to the Yarnery for me!  I purchased some Neighborhood Fiber Co. Rustic Fingering in the color Gwynn Oak.  Oh my.  This color is OVER THE TOP and I love it!!

And here is the best part: I don’t care.  I don’t care that my increases look like crap, I don’t care that the yarn is stripey, I don’t care if the skeins match perfectly.  It is FREEING!   I can just knit a long without a care in the world, especially since Surly shared her smocking tip!

I also have an FO.  I made a small shawlette out of the Shiny Penny (Grinning Gargoyle Seda Sock) that I bought at Yarnover this spring.  The pattern is called Cinnamon Stone by verybusymonkey.  I loved the ornate center wedge:

It was fun to knit and finished up quickly.  Again, kind of an autumnal look for this time of year, but…

Hope you are enjoying spring/summer so far.  Our weather has alternated between gorgeous and torrential downpours.  All better than polar vortex!!


  1. Beautiful shawlette.

    Totally loving the color on the cardigan (please finish and post!).

    You go, Girl!

    Comment by PurrlGurrl — June 13, 2014 @ 11:38 am

  2. Oh my! That shocking pink is something I’d expect from Sally – but I bet it’ll look fabulous on you. And now that I see the shawlette draped on the form, that pattern may go into my queue.

    Comment by Suzan — June 13, 2014 @ 4:39 pm

  3. This is a glorious colour and looks so stylish next to the white shirt. People don’t realise that these shades of yellow ochre will blend with any other colour so ends up being such a useful accessory. Such a pretty pattern

    Comment by Mandy Rainey — June 14, 2014 @ 5:48 am

  4. I love the shawlette! The pattern is such a good choice for that color. I’m looking forward to seeing the sweater too. It’s such a lovely color.

    Comment by technikat — June 14, 2014 @ 11:02 am

  5. That shawlette is very pretty.

    Comment by Eva — July 19, 2014 @ 3:12 pm

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