Yarn along

I've almost finished my yoke sweater, but I've decided to reknit the sleeves, because I felt the garment too bulky. Longer, fitted cuffs make it a bit smoother and more flattering. I am also thinking to reknit the lower part of the body with a longer ribbing.

During the past weeks I completed a few small crocheted items.
Here is a super cute apple cozy designed by Kara @ Petals to Picots. I showed you a progress picture before and asked your advice in choosing the perfect color for the wings. I totally forgot that I had a fun yarn  in my stash with slow lilac color-transitions which could be the right one. So here is my finished cozy:

I'd also finished a pumpkin basket as the part of my CAL. On Sunday it had been gifted to my mother-in-law.

Wishing you happy creating!

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WIP Yoke Sweater

Last week I introduced you my lacy cowl in progress, but meanwhile I had started another project which became my main activity: I am knitting an icelandic cardigan!
It will be my first time steeking, my hands are shaking when I just think about that one day I'll have to C-U-T my own knitting! C-U-T my own handknit, C-U-T something I made in approx. 30 working hours, C-U-T something for I ordered the yarn from Iceland. But I am trying not to think about that part and focusing on the knit.
After I'd got ready with the yoke, it is pretty mindless: just knitting around and around. Since my tension is quite loose the Small size seemed to big for me, so I am skipping the increasing and decreased to get a more figure-flattering cardigan. (I am afraid an over-sized cardi from this thick yarn would show me heavy.)
Following the instructions I knitted a few short rows on the back. I am afraid this wasn't necessary, those loose parts are looking a bit weird. I hope the back will smooth during blocking.
I wasn't sure about that I had enough grape yarn, so I made a little twist on the yoke too, because I wanted to spare. That's also the reason why I went to the sleeves before finishing the body. 

It is quite an enjoyable pattern and good yarn. I am feeling Lopi a bit rough, but Ragga (designer of the pattern I am using) has a great advice how to soften. 

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New Cowl WIP

Let me to introduce you another WIP. I've been dying in cowl-fever in these days so I started to knit a new lacy cowl.
Originally I purchased this yarn for a future shawl, but I prefer wearing something wrapped and cozy around my neck, so now I am making a cowl to my Fall wardrobe.
Yarn: Malabrigo Lace #Frank Ochre (yay!)
Design: moi 
 I wanted something lacy but still cozy with lace weight yarn. I was digging for a pattern for a long time, but I couldn't find anything that I truly loved. So now I am making my own improvisation (and maybe a sample for a future design).
Fall is finally here and I decorated the house with 'harvest'-related things. Is my sparkling rose yay or nay in this basket? {Normally I do not decorate with sparkling things, so don't know how it works there.}

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Showing Off

In August I started to work on a shawl. A couple weeks before I released Reggia, I had finished this one, but completely forgot to share. 
Pattern: April Shawl by Joji Locatelli
Yarn: Malabrigo Lace #Azul Profundo
It was the just second shawl I knitted, I am more a cowl or scarf-type girl. I loved working on this project, the pattern was so clear and perfectly written. It was also a great chance to practice short-rows and beading. I spent about 25 working hours with knitting, the beading made it slower, but totally worthed every minutes! 
We took the photo in a very sunny day, the real color of the yarn is better shown on this former picture:

Wishing you happy knitting!

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