Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Yarn Along

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Now that my Treasure Pouch pattern is live, I’m able to focus more on my Fall Knitting.  And by Fall Knitting I mean Nathan’s fall jacket, which is Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Tomten Jacket pattern (Ravelry link) that can be found in Knitting Without Tears.

I’m putting in stripes in fall colors, some bright and some subdued, just like in nature, and instead of installing a zipper, I’m making button holes for the ceramic buttons I made in my pottery class last spring.  (See how far ahead I plan my knitting?)  I’d meant to include the buttons in my photo too, but forgot.  I’ll get ‘em next time.  (Can I just say how much I’m looking forward to my pottery class starting up again this fall?  I don’t know when it will—I’m eagerly awaiting the news and sign-up sheet to come in the mail—but I can’t wait to get away for just two hours one night a week.  After a long and hard summer, I deserve it!)

Back to the knitting.  To keep things interesting (garter stitch is starting to wear on me) I’m also working on my Edwardian Boating socks.  The colors of Knit Picks Stroll Handpainted in colorway County Fair are still interesting, although knitting the heel flap has caused me to lose the lovely rainbow-order of the little Vs.  Oh well.  Maybe I’ll get it back later on in the sock.

Next on my list is a pair of socks for Nathan in fall colors.  His chubby, squarish toddler feet will need a pair of socks soon, and next maybe a pair of slippers with grippies on the bottom.  Some of our floors are too slick for him to walk around in socks (especially wool ones, which I find to be extra slick), so I think that’ll be our only answer this winter.  I’ll probably design them both, and hopefully soon!  Stay tuned!

I'm still reading An Irish Country Doctor.  I love that it was written by a real doctor from Ireland.  What are you knitting and reading this week?


  1. Oh wow! Those socks look incredibly detailed and beautiful! What a talented knitter!

    Thanks for linking to the Creating Success Worldwide blog hop!! Hope you'll come back again next week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  2. I'm still loving those socks, hope the rainbow comes back after the heel flap.

  3. Oh those socks are gorgeous! Can't wait to see how that little jacket comes out. Looks great so far.

  4. Dear Kelly,
    I love those socks. The colours are beautiful.
    Sometimes a book just needs time to be read
    have a great knitting week

  5. The socks are fantastic!
    The tomten jacket is such a lovely pattern too, but I know what you mean - you need a little antidote to too much garter!
    Happy knitting..

  6. Your knitting is beautiful..love the socks!!!


    A Knitters Notebook

  7. O, I love the design of those socks. They look so warm and cozy. The color is super fun too!

  8. The socks are so lovely, and I think the Tomten is going to be wonderful! I am still a little afraid to try one, as I hear EZ's directions can be a bit vague for the inexperienced!

  9. Very pretty socks!

    Looking forward to next week to see more of the Tomten Jacket.

  10. Those socks are too fun. I love that yarn.

    The book sounds good. I might have to pick that one up next.

  11. that coat is adorable. way over my head, but stinking adorable.


  12. I love those socks! I have had the pattern saved on Ravelry since forever...but I haven't had the nerve to start my own pair. Yours look lovely! xo

  13. The socks are amazing! And on how I would love to take a pottery class. So much fun. Can't wait to see the buttons you made.


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