Yup it’s happened! …all that hot summer quietly ushered in cooler morning air… It is time now for the lovely thick knits and such. I began it all with a vest. I seem to love those. I had planned to knit that turtle one for some reason. (?) I am a push over for animal themed clothing! It was long ago dreamed up and planned with TWEED of course.-3 years or so it had been in my queue.
“Turtle Run” vest in a lovely green tweed
is it just me or is this one out of focus? Hey I’m still not quite right in sight. Here’s a close up of the actual turtle…
simple cables make a reptile!
Purchasing a new leather jacket of course means I get to knit lovely neck wear! This is the bow needed to finish up gift jacket, eh? (pictures of jacket in a COLD setting coming soon)
Gift wrapped with mohair
Oh and lets not forget that other cowl with the name I can’t pronounce.
Treppenviertel cowl in “Queen Anne” Tonal hand paint (I was thinking rainier cherries when I bought this!)
Just a bit Spiderman Eh? I dunno why I fell hard for this yarn color combo. I blame it all on the coat…
Ok enough with the neck wear! (a Fox themed one is currently on my needles! hahah) Next up was a baby gift… it was an “Can you do it in 5 days?” challenge. ( It had to be Minnie Mouse themed) (?) I seem to thrive on the near impossible:
MINNIE MOUSE! quick-like
The Peacock KAL shawl. yah I fell prey to yet another challenge. But Loved the result!
Oh right I was also supposed to be knitting for Vanessa’s parents DOGS. Oops. I’ll get right ON that! They’ll be done tomorrow.
The All night DOG coat marathon
Ok I did say it was FALL weather I’m happily waiting for. In Early august I began “Jose” A lovely number for men from “Knitting off the Axis” However, somewhere somehow I got the neck to: (as Frank puts it) “Girly Girl” :
Yah Ok. wayyy to open and almost Ruffle-like. What was I thinking? Frank- has no need to smile here- This is just the “before” picture
I “Tinked” way back the whole collar, yoke and shoulders. I was mid TINK when I went about making some soup. That CAT of mine took over and had a whale of a good time un-ravelling a sleeve completely, and making a knitter’s nightmare mess in my living room. Oiy.
Who ME? I was helping!
I boiled and toiled and did what I do best. KNIT. I remade the sleeve, yoke collar and should have done less buttons, but… Ok I forgot the NO Mr. Rogers policy. (hey I thought the prior sweater’s buttons looked like spider eyes… Who doesn’t like wood toggles? If I have to undo this one more time…