Project Update!

Well, three of them, anyway. I’m only taking photos this morning of the things I’ve been working on in the past few days. The rest of them can sit over there in their little bags and be quiet. Have you ever been taunted by your knitting projects?

Here’s the first one.


That’s my Green Jeans sweater, a little blue today, apparently. We have no sun this morning, so photos were a bit challenging. As you can see, I’ve started the first sleeve. I have to tell you, I am not a big fan of this “sweater all in one piece” trend. Picking up the sleeves from the armhole and knitting towards the cuff is WAY more work in my opinion than just knitting the sleeve flat and sewing it in like a sensible person would do. On a positive note, I’m getting better at knitting with two circulars. Knitting this sucker on a short 16 inch circular lasted for about one row before I was ready to immolate the whole mess in the back yard.

Next up, the sock.


As you can see, Will is helping. This is Lorna’s Laces “Live Long & Prosper” sock yarn. It’s really more vivid than that photo shows. Again, no sun. Western Washington in July, what can I say. It’s all the way up to 59 degrees so far this morning. Woo hoo!

Last but not least, the lace bit.


This is Seraphim, and I’ve finally gotten past the plain stocking stitch part into the lace section. Will was quite interested. I turned away to transfer the photos to my computer and he tried to make this his cat bed. Thankfully I rescued it before he could dig it to shreds.

So what about all those other projects I’m not showing you? According to Ravelry, I have 8 projects on the go, including those three. So I did what any sensible person (there I go, being sensible again) would do.


Over on the Peace Fleece Ravelry group, they are about to start a sweater KAL. I have Peace Fleece in enough colors to make a half a dozen sweaters, and was going to make one for myself. John got this really sad look and looked longingly at the Peace Fleece stash, so the plan changed. This one will be for him. The color is Violet Vyehchyeerom*. The pattern is the Old Friend Pullover, and he heartily approves.


That’s what it looks like on the owner of Peace Fleece. Imagine it in purple, and with John’s head, and you’ve got it. It’s the ultimate “guy” sweater, though I plan on making one for me as well. It’s not like I don’t have the yarn around here.

I’ll leave you with one last photo. This is one John took earlier this week. Note that there was sunshine when he snapped this one.


*No, I have no idea how to pronounce that. If any of you speak Russian, chime in here.

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About Lorette

My name is Lorette. I learned to knit in 1999, and took up spinning in 2009. I'm a physician specializing in internal medicine, and live in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy my blog!


Project Update! — 5 Comments

  1. Great. Now I have to add a new pattern to my “favorites”. Old Friend Pullover looks like a keeper. Perfect cool morning to sit and knit, don’t you think?

  2. That sweater is SO John. I’m seriously thinking about starting one for the hubs, but cabled with a shawl collar. I agree about the all-in-one sleeve down thing. I’m so over that! As much as I hate to seam, I hate trying to manage a huge sweater worse. My downfall lately is that I keep wanting to cast on lace, especially since becoming a Romi fan! Oh, and I took off my sandals and put handknit socks on this morning!

  3. What a great guy sweater! Think I’ll have to knit one for my husband, too, and just maybe one for myself. Such a great basic style that goes with anything & everything. Hard to imagine we’re going to need them in a few more months!!

    Loved the photos from your trip – especially the views of Glacier Park from your cabin!!! This place is now on my ‘bucket list’ for sure!

  4. Violet Vespers – or if you don’t want to preserve the alliteration, I like Violet Eventide. Vecherom, in a nice American accent, would be VEY-chair-um. I can’t begin to account for the number of ways it’s misspelled on Ravelry.