Tuesday, November 29, 2022

November Populux


November golden hour to show my November sweater. Scroll down to see a detail since it is hard to see in the dappled sunlight. I think this is my favorite sweater so far as brown is my go to color. I have temporary leather vintage buttons on it now but hope to get some vintage bakelite buttons on it soon. One more sweater to go!

The pattern is Populuxe by Andi Satterlund and knit in Arbor by Brooklyn Tweed in Burnished colorway.




Sunday, October 30, 2022

October Beatnik


I finished the October Sweater just in time for my costume as Velma for Halloween. (Full Disclosure that this is also how I normally dress. My wardrobe has a very Velma vibe.)


The pattern is Beatnik by Norah Gaughan and knit in Malabrigo Yarn Worsted in Glazed Carrots colorway.





Wednesday, October 5, 2022

September Deren


My September sweater, better late than never. I finished it on Monday, three days late but still mostly done in September. My son says the fabric looks like dead plants so I am posing with a dead plant in the last photo. I like the look of the golden silk/mohair held with a taupe cotton/alpaca yarn. This is the perfect fall sweater.

The pattern is Deren Tee by Jacqueline Cieslak and knit in Tussock and Sweetgrass by Purl Soho.





Thursday, September 1, 2022

August Conversion



My August sweater is really more of a shrug, but it works for keeping my arms warm on the cool nights of early autumn. And with less than two weeks to knit it because I - for some reason - decided to knit a Thermidor sweater in August too, it was a very quick knit. 


The pattern is Conversion Pullover by Stephanie Lotven and knit in Bliss Sock by Yarn Nouveau (that has a little bit of cashmere goat with the merino- so is super soft).


Saturday, August 20, 2022

Thermidor Blaster




August 17 was the last day of Thermidor, the eleventh month in the French Republican Calendar. But Thermidor is also what my University calls the non-month at the end of the fiscal year (July 31) to balance all of the remaining budget items. So in honor of Thermidor, this is my Thermidor sweater. It is called Blaster by Andi Satterlund and knit in Flax Down. 




Addendum

Here is some food for thought about Thermidor: Because of the overthrow of revolutionary radical Robespierre and his followers in that month in 1794, the word "Thermidor" has come to mean a retreat from more radical goals and strategies during a revolution, especially when caused by a replacement of leading personalities.


Hmmmm…..



Tuesday, August 16, 2022

July Astragal

I finished my July sweater by the skin of my teeth late, late Sunday night. And I really like it…if it were January. It turned out bigger, slouchier, and warmer than I was thinking. Perfect to curl up in on a cold winter’s night but sweltering in July. It will be stored for a couple months and then get in heavy rotation. This sweater is Astragal by Ainur Berkimbayeva, knit in Understory from Purl Soho.


Sunday, July 17, 2022

Sol Sol



This is not my July sweater, it is my month of Sol sweater. Sol is the 7th month on the International Fixed Calendar right between June and July. It corresponds to June 18 - July 15 on the Gregorian Calendar. The IFC has 13 months each with exactly 28 days (4 weeks), with some free holidays at the end of the year. It makes for a very efficient calendar, so much so that George Eastman instituted it as the official calendar for the Kodak company and it was in use until 1989!

This sweater is called Sol by Jacqueline Cieslak and is knit in Buttercup Cotton. The sleeveless tank is perfect for all these 100 degree days during Sol.