Knit Sweater Ideas: Thankfifi

Marled Sweater

Found this look on ASOS under Thankfifi’s lookbook.

I LOVE marled sweaters. I’ve got a few different sweater designs in the works & this looks like a great contender for the inspiration book. I bought one of the smash books (OMG if you haven’t ever checked out K & Company’s line of Smash products, PLEASE DO, they are amazing) so every time I get an idea about a sweater I’d like to design or even just find pictures of cute sweaters, I cut them out & smash them into my book. It’s a great way to keep track of ideas cause the best ones seem to dissipate as quickly as they materialize. Another reason I like this sweater it that is is a little bit baggy. It seems like over the last year I’ve acquired an awful lot of tight fitting clothes. I’m sure the main reason was that I lost 50 pounds. You lose a quarter of your body weight & it goes right to your head. Even though I’m in pretty good shape & have no issues about showing what mama gave me, I was recently introduced to the idea of creating pieces that create a space between the body & the garment. I’ve been incorporating some ease into my recent sweaters & I’m now hooked.  While skintight clothes will always have their place, the looser pieces I’ve been making are more comfortable, functional & flattering! This sweater has just the right amount of ease while still allowing you to show off a little by baring you tank top at the shoulder & being cropped to show a skinny layer underneath. Plus I LOVE the burgandy, along with the light jeans?! Time to make some sweater magic!!!

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For the Knit of It’s Yarn Giveaway!

I just started reading this lovely new blog & it looks like she’s doing a yarn giveaway! If anyone is interested in some free yarn (who isn’t?!!) head over to her blog & check it out.

For the Knit of It

Tomorrow is my one year anniversary with the blog! I can’t believe I’ve kept up (even if a bit sporadically lately) for a whole year. In honor of this year and in honor of the great help/advice/encouragement/conversation I’ve received with you all, I decided I would do a yarn giveaway!

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Mods to Tornado Pattern

I’m reposting my Tornado pattern here on my new blog since I’m phasing out the old one. Pattern directions & charts can now be accessed & downloaded through this new link. Thanks!

These are the modifications I made to the Tornado pattern originally designed by Mira Saarentaus & can be found on Ravelry.

My project with the original notes, as well as photos & links, can also be found on Ravelry.

For a copy of the pattern PDF file click HERE.

Wanna Be Thrifty Stick Glittens Wanna Be Thrifty Stick Glittens

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Click on the following link for a PDF version – Thrift Stick Mitten Gloves Pattern

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My Featured Cardigan

I was lucky enough to be featured on Fancy Tiger Craft’s blog. I knit a cardigan & the blog post is about the cardigan.

Below is an excerpt from the post!


Better Know A Crafter: Roxanne Miller

Roxanne came in to chat us up about a knitting program she’s been working on, and we couldn’t keep our eyes off her gorgeous new sweater! It is made with two weights of Madelintosh in the same colorway, for a very cool lacy stripe effect. It is stunning, Roxanne!

Roxanne Miller

What types of crafts do you do?
I like to make things. I knit, sew, draw, cook, decorate, garden–anything that pops into my head. I love creating things. I usually get inspired by everyday things. I’ll see something someone is wearing or see something for sale in a store & instantly think, “I could make that!”, then go home and try to figure it out.

What is the beautiful cardigan you are wearing?
I knitted this using Madelinetosh DK & Tosh Merino Light in the color Opaline. I used the Army Of Knitters pattern Cassiopeia.

How did you learn to knit?

I actually taught myself how to knit and crochet. I’ve been knitting for about three years and absolutely LOVE it.
What is your favorite animal?
My favorite animal is a liger, known for it’s skills in magic.
Thanks Roxanne! Happy knitting!
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A Different Approach to Resolutions

Work in progress for my own 101 in 1001!

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