Monday, January 13, 2014

Sample Knit: Montauk

Coincidentally with the re-start of my blog, Brooklyn Tweed has come out with their exceptional Winter 2014 collection in which I have knit a sample. I was lucky enough to work with the popular knitwear designer, Veronik Avery this time around and knit up the beautiful design Montauk. I was a bit daunted knitting this sample this time around for a few reasons. This was the first time I knit a full-blown sweater for Brooklyn Tweed and it was a big undertaking for me considering what little time I have. Also, when I knit these samples, keep in mind that it is the first time that this pattern is being worked up so there are no pictures of what it looks like and in some cases I get a pattern in installments and even though I had a sketch from the designer, I was having a little trouble envisioning what she wanted - especially with the collar. It was also quite a time consuming knit considering the all-over wrapped stitch pattern but I had fun with it. All turned out well in the end.
As always with these samples I only have a quick snap from my iPhone before I run it out the door to the post office. But I have linked to the Brooklyn Tweed page above where the photos are professional. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

New Year, Fresh Start

I thought the start of the new year would be a good time to get back on my blog. I have missed it a lot. I'm sure you can all guess why I haven't been blogging - three kids is a lot - especially twins. But I didn't want to be one of those bloggers that just disappeared leaving people wondering "What happened to her? Maybe her kids ate her!" Well, my kids haven't eaten me - yet. I am still here and I am still knitting. My life just got really crazy. The twins are now two and having two that are two is lots of fun (sarcasm). My oldest is seven! Whaaaaat? When did that happen? He is playing soccer and basketball, taking piano lessons, and about to start ski lessons so he really keeps me on the go with all of his activities. So I am squeezing in my knitting here and there when I have a few precious quiet moments alone and I am also going to try to squeeze in blogging too. I have a lot to catch you up on being gone so long and I am almost done with my first project of 2014. Oh ya - we also just got a puppy too! A little dachshund. His name is Charlie. He's my knitting companion.