First and foremost- Ravelry ate my brain. Holy crap. In a good way. Holy crap. Enough said. Well all most enough said, I am lookiewhatimade over there.
Lots of knitting going on here. I am determined to finish this sweater- scroll to the 19th- before I go to sock camp this year. Here are the colors I am going to use for the tartan:
The pattern is Tartan Jacket from Zoe Mellor’s Colorful Knits for You and Your Child. This is the second time I have made this sweater, here is my first version of the tartan:
I wear this sweater constantly and it has stood up to wear so well for about 9 years. I blogged about it here. I should mention that the color chart is as knitted and it not the same as photographed in the book. In my current version I will knit it as photographed in the book in STR Heavyweight Bluemoonstone, Lemongrass & Sunstone- the main color is Lover’s Leap.
The bottom sweater (the original) is in Magpie (moment of silence) for the body and Lambs Pride for the tartan.
Last but certainly not least, I was awarded by both Emily & KT the “You Make My Day Award”. Thank you ladies I love you both muchly, you have both made me laugh so hard, and care so much. You two have made my life a much more beautiful and inspired place.
Instructions are “give the award to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel happy about blogland. Let them know by posting a comment on their blog so they can pass it on. Beware you may get the award several times.”
Okay so, without further ado and pithy commentary (and in no order, other than how they came into my brain):
January One Hola Chica! This one rocks it about as hard as one can. Heart as big as all outdoors. And a tot on the way. Some people were just meant to be parents. The knitting and level headed-ness are awesome,
Angry Chicken The one and only. 3 little ones and SO productive. Shame!
Posie Gets Cozy Clover Meadow and beautiful crafting? Get out!
Yarnstorm If you sleep with her book under your pillow you will have the sweetest dreams.
Six and a Half Stitches Sublime. Structured and dreamy simultaneously. Quite a feat.
Hop Skip Jump The animals? Divine! And awaiting a baby boy any moment.
Hello Yarn In my dreams, I aspire to be her.
Amuse Bouche Yummy food and lovely pictures.
Gerrie Congdon Such dedication and what an eye. Sigh.
Bemused Jan is such an inspiration.
Say la vee Too good.
Pea Soup Just perfect- and the view? Stunning!
Knitiot Savant My Secret Pal. Nough said!
Emma Very Happy Belated Birthday, you wonderful woman !!
Special Bunny Blvd Such a lovely gracious human. And the mothering? And the productivity? Oy. I am in awe.
There are so many more folks that I wanted to give this award- I was supposed to limit it to 10 but splurged on 15. Thank you, for the award and for making my day!
Love you all to bits and pieces!