So I’m a bit behind on my 12 outfits, but I am moving along! I had to restart my sweater, so that put me a bit behind. I am about to split for the sleeves, so I have done quite a bit. I decided in the end to do Dark and Stormy by Thea Colman. The yarn is Green Mountain Spinnery Mountain Mohair in Lupine. I’m just about at the end of the first ball.
I have done a lot of knitting on the shawl. I went to a hockey game last weekend with my boyfriend and a bunch of friends. I think they were all pretty surprised/ shocked that I was knitting through the game, but I was happy to get a lot done. It was perfect knitting for a social event like hockey. Just endless garter stitch back and forth, with increases at the ends. The whole thing is done out of my own handspun, and it is delightfully squooshy and yummy.
The socks will be striped out of leftover Handmaiden Casbah and Dream in Color Starry.
I can already see the difficulty of this year long project. If I am actually going to get anywhere on this I need to sit down and do some sewing. I have an idea of a pattern I want to do, but I need to cut a muslin and get my mom to help me fit it. I am having a lot of difficulty picking a pattern. It’s going to be really hard to get anywhere on a dress without picking anything out!
I spent a bit of time planning February this morning. I got four skeins of Jill Draper Mohonk when I was in New York at Vogue Knitting Live a few weeks ago, so I swapped it out for what I had originally planned. I had originally thought of a darker grey for this outfit, but I like the lighter colour. I really need a light grey cardigan in my wardrobe, mostly so I can replace this one.
The shawl will be knit with three skeins of aran weight yarn plus one skein of laceweight, hand dyed by me! I love how there flecks and pops of bright blue, purple and pink in it.
I bought the fabric, a Shot Cotton, for this dress on my first trip to New York City. I also got a Japanese dress pattern at the same time, so I am going to sew that up. I am a little nervous about diving into my first Japanese pattern. The style is relatively simple, so I am pretty confident in my ability to figure it out*.
The socks were supposed to be for January, but I decided that I liked how the colour complimented the colours in the hand dyed yarn, so I changed my mind. The pattern is Froot Loop Socks, and the yarn is TFA Purple Label in Jewel. I am always tempted to pick a new pattern out, or to make something up. For this one I went into my Ravelry queue and picked something out that I once had my eye on. I hardly ever use my queue any more, so I had a lot of fun finding a bunch of patterns that I had forgotten existed, never mind that I once hoped to knit them. This way I have double scored on with these socks. I not only got a piece down for my outfit, but I also knit up something I’ve had my eye on.
Well, I guess I should go do some knitting now. I’ve got a lot to do!
*A.k.a. As always, I am going to get my mom to help. Thanks mom!