Hi guys, hope you’re ready to welcome glorious autumn (for some of you down there, enjoy the beautiful spring!). As I see more visitors hanging out on my blog post of sweater knitting
I know it is about time to get ready for the big season of stitching. Lots of my Ravelry friends are busy with stitching Rhinbeck sweaters, too. This does definitely mean fall is around the corner.
About a month ago, I finished the sweater I’ve been working on a couple of weeks. But the fit was consistently bugging me so I decided to do something about it. Do you remember the funky top
I whipped up right before I left my travel? It is all cute and fun but I wasn’t completely sold by the fit. It’s kind of a 'vest style' I hoped for: something I could wear with a light shirts under. However, since it is little too tight I could wear nothing but underwear inside.
So, a few days ago, I frogged it COMPLETELY! Well, it seems like this year has been a kind of year that calls for lots of froggings in my knitting. I have frogged sweaters almost every month so far. Thanks to that, I am pretty mellow with frogging any size of projects now. ;)
Anyway, I started this top over. It was a total improvisation and 2nd, 3rd... and finally '4th time' around I felt kind of right. By then I was pretty fearless with some changes I made here and there. After many froggings and reknittings, here we are! I am so glad I frogged it. This time I knit with doubled threads and bigger sized-needles. As you see it looks cozier and roomy just as I like. Most of all, I feel way better in it. Obviously that counts most! So this long knitting journey finally closed with a happy ending.
On the side of sewing, as some of you know I am totally hooked with new fiber art
kind of thing nowadays. I’m genuinely inspired by my trip to Europe last summer. (Yes, that’s what expensive travels are for, aren't they?) Everyday, I am playing with all kinds of fabrics and so thrilled with the result. I love colors, texture, and the divine combinations they create. I am amazed by this fresh harmony that the rustic look of the fabrics and the simple basic structures of the bags make. I can’t stop making these interesting beauties. They are gonna steal the best corner of my Atelier for sure.
So, what is going on with your side of creative block? Did you start something new already? Whatever you do hope you enjoy. If you wanna flaunt let me know. I am gonna hurry to check them out!
September 03, 2019
Thanks! Yes, it came out pretty nice, right? Seriously it is labor of love I have to say. ;)
Haven’t yet tried sweaters? You should today. It is so fun and exciting. Just the potion of knitting is overwhelming at the beginning but once you finish one or two you would feel way more confident. Make this fall as your first sweater creating season! Good luck!