School’s Out for Summer!

Summer vacation is here!!! I work in the education field, therefore I have 2 1/2 months off to knit and craft as much as I want! Usually in the summer, I make blankets or detailed sweaters since I have less distractions. Recently, I saw Oblivion with Tom Cruise. As I was watching the movie I noticed that one of the female characters had this great grandpa-looking sweater.  I love the look of a masculine cardigan with a rolled collar and those weaved buttons. So my project for June: Grandpa sweater meets modern girl

I ran to my LYS and ran into an issue. What color? I debated and thought. I have tons of blue sweaters (the character’s sweater was blue) and I wanted to expand my horizons. I came across a lemon yellow and I decided to take a chance. I brought my goods home and sat down to sketch. At this point in my knitting life I can pretty much create a sweater from memory (without a pattern). I do consult my “holy book,” Vogue Knitting Guide when I get to the sleeves and neckline, just to ensure proper alignment. Here is what I sketched:

 ImageI have designed a basic cardigan with bobble accents on the shoulders and elbow sections. I am still debating if the bobbles should be yellow or a tan contrast color. The collar will be rolled down and there will be pockets on each side. I also found the best light tan weaved buttons! I am super excited to see the finished product. Check back in to watch my idea turn into a sweater.



Purple Stripe Delight

Purple Strip Delight

Someone at work asked me to make a blanket for her out of shades of Lilac. Here is the almost finished project. The yarn selections include Caron’s Pound of Love in Lilac and Bernat’s Softee Baby in Soft Lilac. Overall, I think the blanket came together nicely. A few tension mistakes are making me a little nuts, but then again I always look at my knitting projects super critically.