Knitting Snapshots

Knitting WIPs | Whims And Fancies

 

Last week did not afford me any opportunity to sit at the sewing table for any length of time required to work on any project.  We live in a much cooler place now and I need to make a few more quilts.  I am working on them, just not at the moment.  I need to keep my hands busy, and knitting needles are perfect for filling in those small waiting moments.  With cooler weather approaching, I have been seeing a lot of knitting projects around, which has been motivating me to knit.  So I decided to indulge my craving by working on three knitting projects simultaneously.

 

Whisky Barrel Pullover | Whims And Fancies

Gamekeeper Pullover

This is a pullover I am making for my husband.  The pattern is written for worsted weight yarn but I am making it with dk.  I had to do A LOT of swatching.  After some trial and error, I got the sizing right.  I am almost at the point where I separate out the sleeves.

 

Live Long And Prosper Mitts | Whims And Fancies

Slipstream Mitts

Knitting round and round is kind of boring, specially on a large size pullover.  Enter mitts.  This is the Live Long And Prosper yarn from Lorna’s Laces.  This yarn is quite busy and it took me a long time to find a pattern that would actually show it well.  Unlike the pullover, this one needs all my attention.  So watching TV while knitting this pair is not an option for me.

 

Harvest Mitts | Whims And Fancies

Harvest Date Mitts

Since I have one mind-numbingly boring project and the other one is an attention-seeker, I needed a third one that would be somewhere in between.  I made this pair of mitts before in an orange yarn.  It’s a really fun and quick pattern and I love this yellow yarn.

 

Yarns | Whims And Fancies

 

My husband went out to get a hair cut last Saturday and stopped by the yarn store.  This is what he brought back home!  Lucky me!  More handmade knits!

 

Charlie Cat | Whims And Fancies

 

In midst of all the crazyness, I got a new camera.  I am very fond of Canon cameras.  This is another Canon, so I found all the settings very quickly.  Now it’s time to play and test out different settings.  Charlie, of course, gets to be my model!  Here he is waiting for us to finish breakfast so he can have a few drops of milk.  Staring down does work by the way!

 

Online Trunk Quilt Show | Whims And Fancies

Trunk Full Of Quilts – An Online Quilt Trunk Show

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I am also all set for the online trunk show next week.  Since posting about it last week, I have heard back from Fat Quarter Shop and they are also sponsoring the event, so that means more prizes to give away!  If you haven’t heard about the Trunk Full Of Quilts event, it’s an online quilt trunk show hosted here at Whims And Fancies starting next week.  Hope you will join me!

Until then,
-Soma

 

 

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Happy Finishes

Jane Richmond Oatmeal Raglan Pullover | Whims And Fancies

 

 

I bought this yellow yarn to make a pair of mittens, but I fell in love with the colour so much that I got a few more skeins to make a sweater for myself.  Since the pattern is written for a negative-ease fit and I like to wear layered clothing, I made it a little larger than the suggested size and added a few extra stitches to the underarm area.  Once I got over figuring out the sizing, it was a very quick knit with this chunky yarn.  I am in love with seamless sweater patterns, by the way.  It’s so nice not to have to join all the pieces afterwards.

 

My only complaint was that the neck ended up a little too wide for me.  So I crocheted two rounds of single crochet to fix it.  That also gave the neck band nice stability.  Any advice you may have to make the neck a little smaller would be much appreciated, perhaps a smaller set of needles?

 

Although it fits me very well, I am still a little self-concious when I wear it because it’s the first sweater I have ever made for myself.  It’s so comfortable that I am sure I will get over that soon enough.  The Oatmeal sweater pattern by Jane Richmond is available on Ravelry.  It’s really a very well-written pattern.

 

Apart from knitting I am also working on a custom pattern and a couple of new quilts.  However, I thought that instead of showing you my WIPs today, I would share a few finishes made by others using my patterns.

 

 

Camera Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

Purchase Fields On Camera Pattern

 

This camera pillow was made by Lyndsey using the Fields On Camera pattern.  She has only been sewing for a year.  I was really amazed by her workmanship.  I think it looks fantastic!!

 

 

Morning Star Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

 

Very recently, Kathleen has become a grandmother.  She made this sweet baby quilt from the Morning star pattern.  So much love went into making this quilt to welcome the new baby.  Such a happy finish!!

 

Until next time,
-Soma

 

 

 

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