Today, I am wearing Lintilla by Martina Behm. This is officially Day 71 of the 100-Day Challenge! As with any real-life challenge, there are always bumps in the road and the past four days I did not feel well so got behind posting these photos. However, I am up to sitting at the computer once again so here they are!
This is my second Wisdom cardigan by Kim Hargreaves, knitted in Rowan Felted Tweed in the Scree colorway. Back in 2011, I didn’t have a lot of handknits I could wear for my job as a realtor and I had liked my first Wisdom so much that I knit a second one. I am not certain I would do that again. My current job as an academic tutor is much less formal. And, although I love the pattern, it did get a bit monotonous, leaving me with two sweaters where probably one would do. But this was before I had discovered a slow fashion philosophy! It is interesting the way, now that I have simplified my life and am able to return to the teaching career I love so much, I feel the need for fewer things, because overall I am happier.
This is my first exploration of Amy Herzog’s Custom Fit pattern. I knitted this tank to imitate a store-bought one I really liked, using Lang Yarns Elle. Although the collar is a bit droopier than I would like, I do find this a very wearable top. I did alter some of Herzog’s custom fit measurements, as I do not agree with her that tops should be tight in the hips and loose in the waist—I think that creates a sausage shape which is not really flattering. So I used an hour-glass silhouette instead, keeping it looser at the hips and tighter in the waist area.
You have seen this Ted Baker dress which I purchased secondhand in a bunch of my photos, and I just love it! I can wear it running around town or tutoring my students, and it is immensely comfortable. Best of all, I can throw on a scarf or cowl and go! This is a cowl I crocheted in Rowan Cotton Glace using lace pattern # 13 from the Japanese “Let’s Knit” series Book 20.
Here are Stephanie and I at Knit Night for Uncommon Threads Yarn’s bi-annual finish it raffle! Stephanie is wearing Southern Riviera in Rowan Cotton Glace yarn, and I am wearing Eerie by Sarah Hatton knitted in Rowan Kidsilk Haze yarn. The Uncommon Threads Finish It Raffle is SUCH a fun event! For every project you have completed using yarn purchased at the store, you turn in a pattern slip and photo and receive a raffle ticket in return. This encourages everyone to finish up their projects with the hope of winning something fantastic. And I did! I won this gorgeous bag of Classic Elite Mika yarn! Yaaay! I am so excited! The timing was so perfect for this unexpected gift. Every time I felt too tired and sore this week, I would take out this bag of gorgeous yarn and found myself smiling again!