Sunday, July 8, 2012

Hot Hot Heat

It's July, and summer has arrived in Vancouver. Which means, knitting might go on hold with anyone else, but with me, no.

Sitting outside in the shade at Cafe Cittadella in the garden, or outside on the seawall near calm False Creek waters with my latest knitting project, I am in high productivity.

Since the last post, I have finished the following:

1. Henslowe

Yarn: Madelinetosh tosh merino light - oxblood, 1 skein
Ravelry Project Page

Alas, my thought to be loose cast off was not such, and therefore, this turned out to be a very difficult block. I think it will look great wrapped around the neck though, as Madtosh Oxblood is a wickedly shiny colour between red and purple. The pattern really is great though, so I see myself learning from my mistake and making another one in the future.

2. Rae

Yarn: SweetGeorgia Toughlove Sock in Sitka
Ravelry Project Page

This was an incredibly simple garter stitch scarf by Jane Richmond, for the Urban Yarns Jane Richmond KAL. We were so lucky to have Jane come over for the reveal party - it was great to meet her in person and hear about her perfect life designing knitting patterns, blogging, and gardening.

It blocked out super well. Great mindless project for the most part.

3. Lavalette

Yarn: SweetGeorgia ToughLove Sock in Picnic Pop
Ravelry Project Page

This yarn is extremely vareigated, so it was quite difficult to find a pattern that was simple enough yet showed off the yarn to the best ability. Originally, I tried Trillian, but the garter just wasn`t right. I did, however, love how the yarn looked in the lace netting border, and wanted more of that. So I found Lavalette.

This yarn truly does remind me of Star Bars, aka Rocket Pops. Cool, hip and summery, this is a surprising new favorite of mine.

4. Sprout (x3)
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Rialto Aran - Moss
Ravelry Project Page

Lots of babies in the office! This is my go-to cute hat - I have it down to 2.5 hours, 1 ball is approx. $8 - perfect little gift for new ones. These are hard to take pics of, but are super cut on, trust me.

5. EDI Cowl
Yarn: Patons Shetland Chunky - Forest Green
Ravelry Project Page

A very basic pattern, it used up 2 skeins of this yarn I acquired at a swap last year. The yarn is super shiny, soft, and it made a super chunky cowl. This will be a gift, but it`s super chic on - just need some pics in the fall - it`s just too hot to model!

6. Shaelyn

Yarn: SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock - Cayenne
Ravelry Project Page

I love this shawl. I love this colour. This is a gift for an old friend who loves bright, warm colours. She had a great green peacoat, that would look fantastic with this darker orange. I imagined a triangle shawl with some lace, and a bit of flow with the pattern - and Shaelyn was it.

I have now started on the latest Urban Yarns KAL - the designer Veera Välimäki.

I have decided on her Color Affection shawl - in blues! I believe this will be a gift, but I am loving this so much, it will be hard to give away!

I am using SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock in (lightest to darkest) - Hush, Coastal, and Nightshade.

The short rows are super fun but get long quickly, and the stripes are fun. I would definitely recommend knitting this with your 3 favorite colours.

I have learned some good techniques on this shawl. Check out my Ravelry page for more.

The hardest part - lugging around 3 skeins (which, when it is SweetGeorgia, really is not that hard).

Happy Knitting!


  1. Wow, you've been a busy bee! :) I love all your projects! And I especially love your Colour Affection colour gorgeous!

    1. I have! Knit knit knit! I love the CA colours too - I really want to make something in each of the colours alone after this. And, I even have a skein of Riptide left over...what to do...


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