All posts tagged: NaKniSweMo

how ease-y is too ease-y?

After toiling on my NaKniSweMo project, I figured it was safe to actually try this thing on to see how the project was coming. My first response seeing myself in a mirror in this thing was ‘ugh, I look like a bag of sausages under a knit tarp’. Alright, I don’t exactly have stellar self esteem here, but really–how big and comfy is too big and comfy for a sweater? This is a really really comfortable garment to wear and all, but with these wizard sleeves and the waist-decreases that didn’t seem to amount to very much at all on my figure, I’m beginning to think there’s more to sweater sizing than, idk, carelessly matching the bust measurement in the pattern and just going for it. Expecting some positive-ease to my sweater, I thought it was safe to do just that and get enough yarn for the Large size. 45″ can work well with my 42″ bust, but the waist on this thing is 37″ (I’m something like a 32), explaining clearly why my sweater …

wip: nakniswemo2016, slide + knitpicks stash acquisition!

Happy November! I recently made a big yarn purchase from Knitpicks for this special winter month, and now that they’ve arrived, I can finally show you. But first, a sock WIP update– Monkey Socks sometime soon. As for the Zen Garden yarn–it’s easily the softest sock yarn I’ve had the privilege of working with to date, but I think the colorway shifts too aggressively for the purpose of this design. I’ll likely keep knitting it, but another go at this project with a softly solid MadelineTosh might be in order in the future. Ease , a gorgeous pattern that has been sitting in my queue for a long time. I chose Knitpicks’ Wool of the Andes Superwash in Mineral Heather, which looks even better in person. This lovely but kinda garish set of Brava Sport is another new addition. I bit the bait hard and shelled out the ~whopping (not) $25 for a Rainbow Hue Shift kit from Knitpicks. This is gonna be my first afghan project (well, one that isn’t a sausage project anyway). …