Knits in Action

My fianc√© recently commented that he always sees me knitting, but I never really wear my finished objects. I was shocked think that this was true. Yes it is hard to wear my sweaters when it is 60+ degrees most days, but I haven’t even really been wearing my headbands or cowls lately.  So I decided to prove a point.  This week I will be rocking a hand-knit everyday. 

Here is my Monday look featuring my Karl Sweater. This chunky grey cardigan was named after the fog that is always rolling through the bay.  

 I have to say I really hate this picture. However, I was in a rush to take it before my dinner burned in the oven ūüė≥. Check in tomorrow for more Knits By Whit!

A Wedding and a Craft Fair

Weekends are the best. Especially when there are fun events to fill it. This weekend we headed south to Monterrey/ Carmel for my college friend’s wedding. It was a lovely affair. The setting felt like we were in some forest oasis. There was delicious food, amazing company, and great dance music.

 Sunday was the big Artisian/ Craft Fair for my fianc√©’s school. There were many amazing crafters at the event. I was in awe of some of the items people were selling. There was pottery, sewing, body products, and photographs. Sorry I don’t have more photos, but I was busy with my table.   

 I had set a goal of selling 8 items, and I ended up selling 19! Woot woot! It was so great to hear people’s feedback and see them walking around with my products. Nothing beats being able to gain insight into a shopper’s mind. 

If I did another fair I would include more hats with variegated yarn as well as hats with details (e.g, buttons, bows). People really seemed to enjoy the unique items that can only be handcrafted. Yay handmade! 
 

FO: Peach One Way Tee

I have finally gotten around to taking pictures of my new sweater! I must say, this pattern came into my life at the perfect time. The back story: I was feeling a little bummed that I didn’t really get to wear any sweaters this year. The weather has been unseasonably warm (~70 degrees everyday). Since the cold weather decided to skip the Bay Area, I decided that short sleeve sweaters were a must. Boy was I pleased when the¬†Interweave Knits, Spring 2015 issue arrived. The designs this season were awesome! I immediately put 4 of the sweaters in my queue.

The One Way Tee by Debbie O’Neill¬†was a fairly easy knit. There is a lot of stockinette in between the lace panels, which means it was quick knit as well as TV watching friendly. One pattern change I did make was to¬†knit the body in the round. I am glad I did this as it significantly cut down on my finishing time. I mean why weave in more ends than needed? When trying on my finished sweater, I was so pleased with the fit. I mean after all the work I put into creating a swatch,¬†I was a little nervous that my efforts would have a bad result. I think most knitters biggest fear is an ill-fitting garment that took weeks to make.

Here are some pics of my new “baby.” The details of the pattern and process are here on my Ravelry page.

Now that my sweater is complete I have entered the all too familiar cycle of…What next?