Whoops, it’s been a while since I last blogged. I have no excuse other than being terribly lazy.

Here’s my new favorite summer cardigan. I’m completely in love with how this turned out!

Circular yokes look lovely but often have some fit issues (unless short rows are used). But this pattern fits just perfectly and no short rows are needed. The pattern is a bit pricey – $7 for a cardigan that’s mostly stockinette – but totally worth it. Highly recommended!

Tin Can Knits 12 Days of Christmas 2015
The Tin Can Knits 12 days of Christmas is underway... Enjoy a free pattern every 24 hours till Christmas!

ALERT! HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS UNTIL NOW!?!?!?!? My favorite knitwear designers Tin Can Knits will be gifting a free pattern everyday until Christmas!! WOOHOO!

I’m devastated that I missed out on getting a free copy of the Sea Wall socks yesterday! UGH I’ve been looking for the perfect cable sock pattern.

But there are still many free amazing knits to come! Make sure you get your free Ravelry downloads with these directions.

Merry Knitmas!


Number 3 is off the needles!

I’ve been in denial about it ever since I tried the cardigan on the first time: it’s going to have to undergo some sweater surgery at some point. :( I added a bit of length to the body when knitting – which was a mistake. The cardigan is too long and doesn’t fit comfortably around my hips. Too bad the pattern is bottom-up, otherwise it would be an easy fix. Another mistake is the collar: it’s bound off too loosely and needs to be ripped out. Sigh.

Incidentally, I was reading Robin Hobb’s Assassin’s Apprentice while this project was on the needles. The crest of the royal family in the book (or ‘sigil’ in Game of Thrones speak) is an antlered buck. And, on the map of the realm (the sign of a good fantasy book), there was a small island called Antler Island. Serendipitous.

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Behold, one half of a pair of socks.  Decided to try out Rye by Tin Can Knits for shits and giggles with some yarn I have a ton of for some kick around house socks.

This is the adult small.  Yes, the foot looks laughably short.  Yes, my foot really fits in there.  They’re still actually too big.  Next time I make this pattern, I’ll try the child’s large, because no matter what, adult socks will never fit me.