Sunday, September 5, 2010

FO: Pebble Forecast

My plan was to have this finished in time for Oliver's Texas visit last month. As I was nearing the end of the knitting, I started thinking it might not be big enough for him. While he was here, I put it around him to check. Although it won't fit him for very long, I hope it will be a good transition piece for the cool fall in D.C.

FO: Pebble Forecast

If you remember, the yarn was some handspun I purchased from whimsyknits on Etsy. I found the perfect little blue buttons (I still need to sew on the top buttons). The pattern, Pebble, is so easy to follow, and I've already cast on for a second in Malabrigo Worsted, also for Oliver.

FO: Forecast Pebble

The only modification I made was to add twelve extra rows before binding off the buttonhole and edging rows. It's no wonder this is such a popular pattern on ravelry. It's darling!

FO: Forecast Pebble

I love knitting with handspun. It makes me want to get a wheel, which I've been trying to avoid (only because I already have to split my crafting time between sewing and knitting!). I have less than half an ounce of the handspun left, so this is a good one-skein project.

Handspun from Aquaknits

In other handspun news, I was able to snag a skein of Sam's (aquaknits) handspun from her etsy shop, GLBLF. I just love her style. I truly feel my stash always needs at least one skein of handspun!

Raveled

12 comments:

  1. I love it! Turned out so cute!!

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  2. I haven't seen this pattern yet on Ravelry...it's so cute! I want to knit one now! I just need to find a baby to knit it for!

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  3. Oh, that vest turned out so cute! I love knitting baby garments. You're right though, they won't be able to wear them for long.

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  4. That's adorable! I miss having a baby to knit for.

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  5. Oh my, this is beautiful. I'm so loving the colors in this hand-spun. I've resisted a wheel as well since I already have too many hobbies for my plate...but I love knitting with hand-spun...thanks for the links!

    Thanks for the comment...I should tell you that I knit a Hemlock Ring blanket for my brother a couple years ago and it was amazing how fast that came off the needles. The first few rows are tedious but then you get into a rhythm of patterning only every 5 rows or so (can't remember exactly) and the rest is stockinette. I adored knitting it! Enabling? No, not me!

    And thanks for the thoughts on knitting with hempathy...too many projects for fall/winter as it stands but I've been itching to make something with that yarn so next spring it will have it's day of glory!

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  6. that little vest is darling! you can never have enough handspun. :-)

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  7. That is adorable!!! If you don't want to commit to a wheel, how about getting a spindle?!?!?

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  8. The vest is very handsome! I hope it gets a lot of wear in the fall.

    I really like your new handspun. You have a great eye for color.

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  9. That is just TOO cute! I don't think I've ever knit with handspun. I used to not like the barberpole-y look of it, but now I think I was crazy! When my yarn-buying mojo comes back (translation: when I pay off the new laptop I had to buy), I think I'll have to stash me some!

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  10. wow, it's gorgeous!! what a perfect use for the handspun, it looks amazing. Great button choice, too!

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  11. LOVE this Pebbles! Such a perfect yarn, I'm just crazy about those colors, and the most perfect buttons!!

    I'm so glad you like the handspun too! Can't wait to see what you create with it. :D

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  12. Wow, this is a beauty! I queued it right away on Ravelry. I'm surprised I haven't seen this pattern before.

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