Tuesday, June 6, 2017

My Summer of Basics Picks

Over at Fringe Association, Karen Templer is holding a Summer of Basics Make-a-Long. I am never one to pass up the chance to make some good basic pieces so I am going to attempt to join in. I say "attempt" because you technically have to make 3 pieces - sewn, knitted, crocheted, etc. I am not much of a seamstress and I never crochet so that just leaves knitting to me. Seeing that I am a busy mom and all 3 of my kids are at home during the summer, I'm not really sure I can pull off knitting 3 things in 3 months - but we'll see how this goes. I do, however, have 3 things picked out - just in case. You never know!

First up is the Hyannis Port Pullover. I NEED a black turtleneck sweater and I love this. I have been wanting to knit it since I saw it. I already have the yarn for it. It is worked in the round from the top down so I think the knitting would go pretty quickly with this. Plus, including this in my summer of basics will ensure that it is in my wardrobe for Fall/Winter.

Next up is an oldie but a goodie. This sweater was featured in the January 2006 issue of Vogue Knitting, which I bought when I first started knitting. I know this sweater doesn't look great in this picture. The color isn't the best and let's not even talk about the styling (Ummm... that skirt?!? And that piece of straw for a belt! Whaaat?) But I have knit this sweater before back in what I call my "lost years" - roughly the time between when my twins were born and when they turned five. I never blogged about it or put it on Ravelry (huh? Maybe I should get on that!) but trust me when I tell you that I love this sweater. I knit it in a cream color yarn that has a slight halo and I wear it all the time when the weather is cold. It looks good and it fits great and for a long time I have said I want to knit it again in a different yarn and without the cowl neck. And I have big plans for this sweater, big plans.

Last up is a little sweater I have just started working on for one of my sons. I am designing it myself and it is a pretty basic style so it can be included in my Summer of Basics picks.

So there are my three. I am going to try my hardest to get to all of them - it would be great to start the Fall off with some fresh basic sweaters. I can't wait to see all of the basics everyone else is working on. If you visit here and you are joining in the Summer of Basics Make-a-Long, drop me a link in the comments - I would love to see what you are making!!

1 comment:

Julie Crawford said...

both of those turtlenecks are gorgeous!!! Cant' wait to see how yours turns out.