constantly knitting

something hit me all of a sudden a few weeks ago. I just HAD to knit something, anything, everything. I barely touched the needles while I was away, only working on a linen cardi from time to time. when I got back, I tried to finish it only to realize the sleeves were too small and that really I don’t like working with spring/summer yarns. I needed some wool on my needles.

Turbulence U-neck Pullover

I had some red cashsilk in my stash begging to be knit up. I’ve wanted to knit the turbulence u-neck top since knitting nature came out, but either didn’t have the time or the yarn. finally I had both and quickly got through the body and most of the sleeves. unfortunately I ran out of yarn before finishing the sleeves. I was able to order a few balls in the same dye lot, but while I waited I started

pentagon aran cardigan

the pentagon aran cardigan, from knitting nature, for Tom. I’ve been wanting to knit him something besides hat for a while and he finally agreed when I showed him the picture from the book. I didn’t have anything in my stash to swatch, so I just ordered the recommended yarn. this is my first time using jo sharp silkroad aran tweed and I love it. the color I’m using is ‘brindle’ and it’s a greyish brown with little blips of beige, brown, grey, purple, and, once every million stitches, aqua. I started with the sleeves to get them over with and because they’re just stockinette. I have the back done and started the left front but I sorta stalled because, to be honest, I wanted to knit for me.

wip: seeded jacket

I picked up this grey yarn at school products a couple of years ago and it’s sat on my shelf taunting me since then. I’ve had no clue what to make with it since no where does it say how many yards are on the cone. I decided to go for it anyway and knit a little seed stitch jacket. I’m knitting it in one piece from the bottom up and 10 inches in it looks like I won’t have enough yarn. I’ll either have to search the world for another cone of this yarn or just suck it up and rip. really, let’s just pretend this one doesn’t exist for now.

hooded pullover

of course, that means that I get to start something else while I decide. as soon as I saw vouge’s fall preview I knew I had to knit the hooded pullover and started searching for the right yarn. I ended up finding jo sharp silkroad ultra in a crazy sale that I couldn’t pass up. I started working on the hoodie last night during the olympics and I’m already done with the body. I forgot how bulky knits make you feel like a super fast badass! I’ll probably start the sleeves tonight while I stay up late watching the olympics again (please no more volleyball!!)

hooded pullover

I’ve obviously broken my ‘one project at a time’ rule and that whole ‘no yarn buying’ concept I had going for a while so I won’t even show you my collection of swatches and sweater yarn I’ve picked up. there are already lots of patterns I’m eyeing up. I guess I’m going to be busy knitting this fall!

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  • Siga August 15, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Wow, such nice cables!

  • gleek August 15, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    wow, there isn’t enough yarn on that cone for a sweater?! crazy! did you swatch with it? those school products yarns usually bloom a lot and use bigger needles.
    anyway, lots of great projects here! you’re gonna be in knitting-love all fall, i think!

  • Marisol August 15, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    Gosh what gorgeous projects! You go Girl! Your cable work is amazing:)

  • Hanna August 15, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    Wow. wow. Wow! Those are some fantastical projects you’ve got lined up on your needles! Any one of those would be a season’s triumph for me, so I am way impressed that you manage to keep them all in your mind at once.
    And are your fingers sore yet?

  • amy August 15, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    what, you mean woolease isn’t the right yarn? ;D
    love*10 the silk road aran tweed, esepcially now that queensland kathmandu is discontinued. that color is rich & lovely, i’m tempted to order a sweater’s worth myself.

  • tiennie August 16, 2008 at 12:24 am

    OMGosh! When you get knitting – you do it in grand style! I’m in awe of all your projects!

  • yaiAnn August 16, 2008 at 10:23 am

    Wow.. that hoodie is going to be fabulous! Will you make me one too while you’re at it? 😉

  • Nonnahs August 16, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Ooh, you’ve got some fabulous projects going on here!

  • Teyani August 18, 2008 at 2:40 am

    that cabled hoodie has been calling out my name as well… yours is going to be amazing.

  • Veronique August 18, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Wowie! You’ve jumped back into knitting full time 🙂
    I have to ask: does your notebook have a silhouette sketched out, ready for you to draw a sweater on it? And if so, where, oh where can I get one?!

  • Miss 376 August 18, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    You have plenty to keep you busy, and some lovely patterns too

  • jenna August 18, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Gorgeous projects! I don’t even know which one I’m most excited to see! 🙂
    The Olympics are on…gotta go knit…

  • elise August 19, 2008 at 10:29 am

    holy cables! i love a good hoodie…

  • knithoundbrooklyn August 20, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Oh Wow, I started knitting the Turbulence sweater out of wool the same color as yours last year this time! Only it’s been hibernating since last September because of one silly error in the middle of the front. You’ve inspired me to get back to it! Pronto!

  • Cassy August 20, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    That hooded pullover is going to be awesome. Who cares if you’re cheating on other projects to do it:)