Posts for : March 2019

Happiness is . . . 6

There’s a new baby girl in our clan, and you know what that means. Green light on all the tiny handknits! For starters, I worked up a little Abernathy Cardigan. It’s hard to tell in the photo, but it has an eyelet yoked collar that ramps up the sweetness big time. The yarn is Knit Circus Greatest of Ease Fingering in the “Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy” colorway.

Our new baby girl has an older brother who I’m sure is much more interested in things that come in the mail at this stage than she is, so I knit a little elephant for him. I turned to Susan B. Anderson’s Wee Ones Seamless Knit Toys for the pattern and used Cascade 220 Superwash because I had plenty of colors on hand to choose from and it’s washable.

Look at his precious tail!

And the tiny sweater! It absolutely undoes me. I want to knit a whole tiny elephant wardrobe!

While we’re on the topic of happy-making things, Knit Potion now has a logo. I really have no idea what I’ll do with it, but I love it so much! What do you think?

Finally, an FO!!!!! 16

Woohoooo!!! I finally have an FO to share. The Tecumseh sweater by Caitlin Hunter is such a great knit! There is just enough colorwork to keep things interesting; you don’t have any seams to fiddle with; and the pattern is well written and easy to follow.

This sweater got my attention when it came out. I liked the look of it and loved all of the color variations everyone was coming up with. At the same time, though, I wasn’t sure how I’d like wearing it. The boxy shape with the deep armholes seemed like it might be awkward to move around in and not very flattering on. What got me on board was Dana’s knit along over at Yards of Happiness. I love everything she knits, so I took it as a sign that I should go for it.

I ordered some Baa Ram Ewe Dovestone DK in Filey, Rose Window, and Endeavor and cast on. I knitted on airplanes, in the ICU, in hotel rooms, and even at home on the rare nights I happened to be there.

I finally finished a week or so ago. And, you know what? Besides being fun to knit, Tecumseh is ultra wearable! I put it on the day I finished it (before I even blocked it!) and wore it all over the place. It was like my best hoodie, only wool! It’s perfect. I seriously want to knit about a hundred more sweaters in this exact same style.