Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Pumpkin Urban Cape

As promised, here are some pictures of the pumpkin Urban Cape. It is a warm cape and I like it that I can wear it even over my coat. But my son does think that it is silly with the “holes” in it, he says that it is broken. Oh well, what does a four year-old know about knitwear anyway.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Embarrassment of Riches

I am in the middle of a whole bunch of projects right now and really have nothing interesting to blog about...except to give you a picture that illustrates why I love living in Salt Lake so much. I took this snapshot above yesterday while at the grocery store. That is my grocery store in the picture and yes, that is really the view.

And another view from just down the street from my house. Every day I am struck by the beauty of the mountains or the lake or the salt flats. The variety of views and nature is a wonderful perk of living in Salt Lake. We really do have an embarrassment of riches. 

Meanwhile, I am making another Urban Cape out of this color. This one is for me! I will post pictures soon. 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Urban Cape and Urban Pocket

The pattern is finished! You can buy the cape pattern and get the pocket for free or you can just get the pocket for free. I had my friend model the cape in front of the museum where we work and both she and the cape look great! It is amazing how the light can totally change the color of this yarn. Inside it looks gray but outside it looks purple. The photos captured what it really looked like outside. This is a very quick knit.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Urban Cape

 Here it is! The Urban Cape. I not only knit the cape, I made an accessory for it. I wanted to put pockets in the cape but it became too much of a headache to make it not look weird. So I made an unattached pocket (or purse if you must). The “pocket” is also knit with the super bulky yarn and is kind of an oxymoron – such a small purse made from such big yarn. But I like it.

I want to do some tweaking to offer the cape in a couple sizes so stay tuned for the pattern.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

It’s a shrug, or a cape or a shawl

I am not sure what it would be called but whatever it is, it’s a quick knit. I am almost done. Maybe it is a cape. Why not a cape?

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Something Warm

I am thinking of making something warm for my urban knit. Something that is simple with angular lines that plays with scale. I have some super bulky yarn in a great concrete color and am swatching it doubled – yes doubled! I am using size 19 needles and it is really big. My 4 year-old says that I am knitting for a giant, he thinks it is hilarious.

I also want to use some kind of metal fastener. Maybe on a sweater or a shrug. The fasteners I am looking at look like this:

Now to some sketching.